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Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of …

Lockheed Martin F-35B: Nighttime STOVL Lockheed Martin F-35B: Nighttime STOVL
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On August 14, the Lockheed-Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter landed its first nighttime vertical landing on the USS Wasp, an amphibious assault craft. During the second in a series of three planned developmental tests designed to put the F-35B through …