Naval Air Station Patuxent River
F-35B and F-35C Testing
Both the F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing and F-35C carrier variants are tested at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.
The Integrated Test Force (ITF) at NAS Patuxent River includes U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, U.K. Royal Air Force and Royal Navy, and industry teammates. Members of the ITF have deployed to the USS Wasp for F-35B ship trials and for operational testing, and to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. for F-35C catapult and arrestment testing.
NAS Patuxent River is home to Naval Air Systems Command.
Visit the NAS Patuxent River website.