-- F-35 Lightning II integral to defense strategies of myriad governments, says report
-- F-35 program estimated to cost $1 trillion over 55 years
-- Lockheed Martin F-35 weapons load training system delivered to Eglin Air Force Base
Aircraft and land-based test monitoring systems collected data from the separation, which is in review at the F-35 integrated test force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River.
The F-35B is the variant of the Joint Strike Fighter designed for use by U.S. Marine Corps, as well as F-35 international partners in the United Kingdom and Italy. The F-35B is capable of short take-offs and vertical landings to enable air power projection from amphibious ships, ski jump aircraft carriers and expeditionary airfields. The F-35B is undergoing test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. prior to delivery to the fleet.