April 18, 2014

F-35 to Make First U.K. Flight in July

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[Avionics Today April 18, 2014] This summer's Royal International Air Tattoo show in Fairford will feature the first flight of the F-35 Lightning II, according to an announcement from the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD).  The UK's first F-35 Lightning II during a test flight. Photo, courtesy of Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin's next-generation fighter jet has faced several delays to reaching the Initial Operational Capability (IOC) milestone, although the aerospace and defense manufacturer...

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