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F-35B Planes Complete Operational Test Aboard US Navy Ship; Mark Buongiorno Comments

F-35B Planes Complete Operational Test Aboard US Navy Ship; Mark Buongiorno Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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F35The U.S. Marine Corps has completed an initial operational test of the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II multirole fighter aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney-built F135 engines on board a U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship.

The six F-35B fighter planes were able to carry out at least 100 takeoffs and landings during the 10-day flight demonstration, Pratt & Whitney said Monday.

Mark Buongiorno, vice president of F135 propulsion system at Pratt & Whitney, said the OT-1“™s completion indicates that F135 engine is on schedule for the military branch“™s initial operational capability phase.

Pratt & Whitney said it also transported a power module, the heaviest component of the F135 engine, and its protective carrier to USS Wasp using a shipping platform it developed with Connecticut-based Reno Machine Tool and Bell Boeing“™s MV-22 Osprey military aircraft.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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