Boeing Says its JSF Demonstrator Has Completed Flight Tests

By Dan Dupont / February 5, 2001 at 5:00 AM
Boeing announced today that its X-32A Joint Strike Fighter demonstrator has completed flight testing. Since first flying last Sept. 18, the X-32A has flown for more than 50 hours and met all government test objectives, the company said in a statement. The aircraft demonstrated the ability to handle aircraft carrier flights as well as conventional takeoff-and-landing missions, according to Boeing. A second demonstrator, the X-32B, will be used to demonstrate short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing capabilities when it begins flying. Boeing and Lockheed Martin...

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