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Next round of F-35 carrier trials set to begin

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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The next round of sea trials for the F-35C is set for early October. In this round one Lockheed and three government pilots will be testing aircraft with the new Gen 3 helmet and fill internal weapons loads. They'll also be testing the JPALS landing system.

Trials are scheduled for the first two weeks of October. So far tests with the F-35C have been going very well and they're building a lot of momentum in the program.

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posted on Sep, 24 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The C is, IMO, the prettiest of the three. Only concerns I have are its supposed 6.5g limit as compared to the 9 of the a/b and that its IOC is 2019. With the Royal Navy going for the B this guy is never going to be as cheap as the rest. With the Indians building a new carrier and them operating 3 in the future it would be interesting if we could sell them some, especially considering they seem to polarizing more towards the west of late.



posted on Sep, 30 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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The two aircraft will embark on the Eisenhower on October 5, and stay on board for ten days.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It has reported the two F-35Cs already trapped on the Eisenhower yesterday. A few days ahead of the announced October 5th date.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: anzha

The actual tests begin on the fifth. They were positioning on deck prior to the start.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Fair enough.

Landing video.

Info on Foxtrot Alpha with some gorgeous pix.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Hell they should add bad weather landings to their check box.



posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
Saves washing them down




posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Yeah, that it does. Nice to see them flying in the soup though.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 02:26 PM
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posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 09:06 AM
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posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Awesome footage. BTW in the bubble ops video did anyone notice after the bird is launched what looks like a small object gets blown off the bow and onto the deck by the exhaust



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

Now that I looked at it again in full screen, I think it is a spot on the glass of the "bubble".



posted on Oct, 16 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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