Navy Declares Lockheed Martin F-35C Has Achieved IOC Written 1 March 2019

FlightGlobal reports that the US Navy announced February 28 that the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The Navy’s first F-35C squadron “completed aircraft carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson and received a Safe-For-Flight Operations Certification.” The Israeli Air Force, the Italian Air Force, and the UK’s Royal Air Force have declared that their F-35s have also achieved IOC. 
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