Tag Archives: conventional takeoff and landing

BAE Completes F-35A Airframe Durability Test

BAE Systems has completed third life testing on a full-scale durability test airframe for the conventional takeoff-and-landing variant of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft. AJ-1, which represents the F-35A‘s airframe, underwent durability and load endurance tests equivalent to 24,000 flight hours inside a 386-ton structural test rig installed at a BAE facility in Brough, …

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Lockheed Taps Elbit Systems for Israel F-35 Training Center Support Services

Lockheed Martin has chosen Elbit Systems to provide support for the F-35 training center of Israel’s air force following a competitive selection process, Israel Defense reported Friday. The two companies aim to establish a contract in the coming months for the sustainment of the F-35 training facility at Nevatim Air Base, according to the report. …

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Northrop Hands Lockheed Fuselage for Japan’s 1st F-35 Jet; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has supplied Lockheed Martin a center fuselage to be integrated into an F-35 variant for the Japanese military. “This on-time delivery marks another important step in the F-35 team’s drive to support and help fulfill our allies’ 21st century national security requirements,” Brian Chappel, a vice president and F-35 program …

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Lockheed Flies F-35 for High-Angle Attack Test

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 …

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Lockheed Delivers 30 F-35 Aircraft in 2012; Orlando Carvalho Comments

Lockheed Martin delivered 30 F-35 aircraft in 2012, according to a company statement. “In 2013 as we begin flight test of the Block 2B mission system software which will ultimately provide the initial war-fighting capability the Marines need for their initial operational capability,” said Orlando Carvalho, Lockheed F-35 executive vice president and general manager.  …

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