Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
australian aviation logo

F-35 goes ‘to the boat’

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 4, 2011
BF-2 makes a vertical landing on USS Wasp. (JPO)

The F-35B Short Take Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of the JSF has performed its first landing on a ship, when BF-2 landed vertically on the LHD, USS Wasp on October 3.

The landing marks the beginning of ship suitability testing, known as developmental test 1, for the F-35B. Other milestones to be completed during the tests include verifying basic performance and handling qualities in a flight envelope that approximates that used by fleet pilots during carrier qualification flights.

BF-2 is scheduled to fly from the Wasp for a period of two weeks.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year

You don't have credit card details available. You will be redirected to update payment method page. Click OK to continue.