10 November 2010

USN Receives First F-35 Carrier Variant

This is a big week for the USN as it acquires its first F-35C stealth fighter.
US Navy has received first stealth fighter F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, from Lockheed Martin, the company announced on Tuesday.

The aircraft departed from NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland on Saturday at 04.31 pm GMT.

The aircraft has achieved successful air refuels at a maximum load of 19,800 pounds during the flight.

The F-35C will conduct air-to-air refueling and performance tests at Patuxent River.
By: Shelldrake

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