Navy prepares for first-ever F-35C carrier operational test this summer

By Lee Hudson / April 9, 2018 at 12:51 PM
The Navy is gearing up for F-35C shipboard operational testing with Carrier Air Wing 7 this summer before initial operational test and evaluation kicks off for the Joint Strike Fighter in September, according to a service official. Rear Adm. Dale Horan, Navy F-35C fleet integration office director, told Inside the Navy March 29 during an interview at the Pentagon the test event will occur aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). "That's the operational test that's the part of IOT&E...

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