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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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    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