Eglin completes 500th F-35 sortie

22 F-35s are currently based at Eglin AFB in Florida. (LM)

The Eglin Air Force, Florida based Integrated Test Force has completed 500 F-35 JSF sorties.

Operating both the CTOL F-35A and STOVL F-35B, the Integrated Test Force accomplished the 500 sortie milestone in 238 days, Lockheed Martin says, reducing the time between each 100th sortie from initially 123 days to currently 16 days.

There are now 22 F-35s at Eglin.