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  • Block 3F Software Aids F-35 Weapons Test

    Block 3F Software Aids F-35 Weapons Test

    FlightGlobal // August 22, 2016
    With the aide of its new Block 3F software, the Lockheed Martin F-35 recently completed twelve weapons delivery accuracy and 13 weapon separation events during a month-long weapon test on the US West Coast.
  • Marine Corps’ Joint Strike Fighter Prepares for Combat

    Marine Corps’ Joint Strike Fighter Prepares for Combat

    National Defense Magazine // August 18, 2016
    ​During Red Flag 16-3 — an advanced aerial combat training exercise — the aircraft participated in a series of air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, Marine Corps officials said.
  • US Navy Makes F-35C Carrier Qualification Push

    US Navy Makes F-35C Carrier Qualification Push

    FlightGlobal // August 17, 2016
    The US Navy continued a three-year campaign to build the Lockheed Martin F-35C’s sea legs with the third and last shipboard deployment of the development test phase for the carrier-based variant starting on 14 August.
  • F-35C Back at Sea for 3rd Round of Carrier Tests

    F-35C Back at Sea for 3rd Round of Carrier Tests

    Defense News // August 17, 2016
    Two F-35C carrier variant versions of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) lined up Monday on catapults one and two of this aircraft carrier steaming about 75 miles off the Virginia coast. Blast doors lifted from the deck and the aircraft’s control surfaces wiggled as the pilot ran through final checks.
  • Stealthy Visitor Arrives for Abbotsford Airshow

    Stealthy Visitor Arrives for Abbotsford Airshow

    CBC News // August 12, 2016
    It's the first time this fighter has ever visited Canada, so it's a first chance for many to check out one of the planes in the running to replace the country's aging CF-18 fighter jets
  • F-35 Touches Down in Canada

    F-35 Touches Down in Canada

    Abbotsford, BC, Canada // August 11, 2016
    The aircraft, operated by the 388th Fighter Wing out of Hill AFB, touched down just after 12:30 p.m. local time as media and aviation enthusiasts looked on.