Lockheed Flies F-35 for High-Angle Attack Test

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Lockheed Martin‘s F35 fighter jet recently completed a series of high-angle-of-attack tests to evaluate the plane’s ability to fly beyond the positive and negative limits of control.

The conventional takeoff-and-landing F-35A variant initially flew in a clean-wing configuration and then with external pylons, missiles and open weapon bay doors, Lockheed said Thursday.

In Fall 2012, the company flew the aircraft for a high-angle-of-attack test aircraft intended to operate the plane beyond the edge of its operational limits, Lockheed said.

The company says the jet has recovered from all out-of-control flights without deploying a spin-recovery device.

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