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    Where the Sky Meets the Sea: F-35B Ski Jump Testing

    As the Queen Elizabeth sailed into her proud new home at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) was hard at work expanding the aircraft’s flight envelope. For the team at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, MD, preparing the F-35B for sea is one of the ITF’s top priorities. F-35B test pilot Peter “Wizzer” Wilson, is project lead and also flying the test sorties to ensure the aircraft is ready for operation.

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    Where the Sky Meets the Sea: F-35B Ski Jump Testing
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    F-35 Engineers Use Thor to Build Stealth into the Lightning II

    The F-35’s stealth capabilities are unrivaled in tactical fighter aviation. With low observability attributes built into the jet from the beginning of the design process – structural shape, internal weapons carriages, embedded sensors, stealth coatings and more – the aircraft can go virtually undetected to enemy radar.

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    F-35 Engineers Use Thor to Build Stealth into the Lightning II
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    The Warfighter’s Edge: 3 Ways the F-35 Supports the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy

    The global security environment is rapidly increasing in complexity and volatility. The Department of Defense recently released the 2018 National Defense Strategy to focus on preserving ‘peace through strength’ by prioritizing investments in more lethal, affordable and agile technologies that enable U.S. forces to work in tandem with allies around the world. Here are three ways the F-35 supports, aligns and plays an integral role in the DoD’s National Defense Strategy, which calls for a more lethal force, strengthened global alliances and reformed business practices for greater affordability.

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    The Warfighter’s Edge: 3 Ways the F-35 Supports the Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy