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    How it works: F-35A Drag Chute System

    Using a parachute to bring personnel, cargo or equipment safely to the ground is one thing, but using those same basic aerodynamic drag principles to bring a stealthy 5th Gen fighter jet rapidly to a halt is another. A team of experts from Lockheed Martin and the U.S., Norwegian and Dutch governments joined forces to develop the critical drag chute capability for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-35As. The drag chute enables the RNoAF to safely and effectively land the aircraft on short, icy runways.

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    How it works: F-35A Drag Chute System
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    The F-35’s High Angle of Attack Explained

    ​Flying at high angles of attack (AoA) --- aka “High Alpha,” fighter aircraft gain enhanced nose-pointing capability, allowing pilots to find, fix and target enemy aircraft.

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    The F-35’s High Angle of Attack Explained
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    Breaking Barriers: Five F-35A Capabilities that Revolutionize Warfare

    It’s been said that barriers are meant to be broken, and the F-35A Lightning II has certainly proven that statement to be true. With its aerodynamic performance, advanced avionics and next-generation stealth, the F-35A’s cutting-edge technology will enable the USAF to continuously adapt, enabling a quick response to the ever-changing battlespace.

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    Breaking Barriers: Five F-35A Capabilities that Revolutionize Warfare