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Navy Receives First Lockheed F-35

Navy Receives First Lockheed F-35 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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F35A Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 fighter jet variant designed to takeoff from carriers for the U.S. Navy arrived Saturday at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

This arrival marks the first delivery of the F-35C variant to the Navy, Lockheed said Monday.

The Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 101 will train personnel to fly and maintain the carrier variant CF-6.

F-35C variants are built with an internal fuel load of 19,624 pounds and are designed for fly-in arrestments and catapult launches from naval aircraft carriers.

The jet is also equipped with folding wingtips as well as probe and refueling systems, the company says.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

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