US Navy Begins Formal F-35C Testing Written 15 October 2018

ExecutiveGov reported that the US Navy has begun to “formally test the operation of an F-35C stealth fighter intended to demonstrate fulfillment of the service’s requirements.” F-35C integration office head Rear Adm. Dale Horan “said Wednesday that Strike Fighter Squadron 147 arrived on USS Carl Vinson to assess the aircraft’s capacity to address the Navy’s needs.” According to Horan, “We still need to see the aircraft configured in operational tests.” The F-35C was previously tested “with other aircraft on the USS Abraham Lincoln.” 
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