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    How it works: F-35A Drag Chute System

    Using a parachute to bring personnel, cargo or equipment safely to the ground is one thing, but using those same basic aerodynamic drag principles to bring a stealthy 5th Gen fighter jet rapidly to a halt is another. A team of experts from Lockheed Martin and the U.S., Norwegian and Dutch governments joined forces to develop the critical drag chute capability for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-35As. The drag chute enables the RNoAF to safely and effectively land the aircraft on short, icy runways.

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    How it works: F-35A Drag Chute System
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    F-35 OT-1 By the Numbers

    The U.S. Marine Corps conducted Operational Test-1, or OT-1, to evaluate the full spectrum of F-35B measures of suitability and effectiveness while at sea.

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    F-35 OT-1 By the Numbers
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    A Symphony of Flight: F-35 Flight Operations Center

    It takes three years from the beginning of the production process for an F-35 to be ready to take to the skies, but what about the day of the first flight? The many moving parts of daily operations can be described as nothing short of a symphony.

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    A Symphony of Flight: F-35 Flight Operations Center