OUR N E W W E B S I T E "WORLD AIR FORCE NEWS"
 
  
 
 

WORLD AIR WAR HISTORY


 
  HOME > What's New? >

U.S. Navy F-35B successfully completes AIM-120 separation

U.S. Navy F-35B successfully completes AIM-120 separation

On March 26, the F-35B Lightning II became the first F-35 variant to complete airborne weapons separations on three different munitions, the most of any model.

Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks released an AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile from BF-3 over water in the Atlantic Test Ranges.

The F-35B is the variant of the Lightning II designed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as F-35 international partners in the United Kingdom and Italy. The F-35B is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings to enable air power projection from amphibious ships, ski-jump aircraft carriers and expeditionary airfields.

The F-35B is undergoing flight test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River, Md., and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., prior to delivery to the fleet.


Source: NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (navair.navy.mil) News - 28 March 2013

Photo: The U.S. Navy F-35B Lightning II Fighter Aircraft successfully completes AIM-120 separation (Photo by Lockheed Martin)


(28.3.2013)


 
  CONTINENTAL NEWS:

American Air Force News
African Air Force News
Asian Air Force News
European Air Force News
Middle Eastern AF News
Ocean Air Force News


• Into the Blue Skies: Chinese C919 Passenger Jet Prototype Makes Successful Test Flight (VIDEO)

(14.1.2018)
Into the Blue Skies: Chinese C919 Passenger Jet Prototype Makes Successful Test Flight (VIDEO)...>>

• Boeing Senior VP Fancher to Retire After 40 Years of Service

(27.6.2017)
Successfully led breakthrough commercial, defense and space projects. Created company's first integrated program management function. Solidified and deployed common program managem...>>

• US Army AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Outfitted With Laser Gun Crushes Target

(27.6.2017)
The US Army has successfully acquired and hit an unmanned target using a high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter....>>

• Belarus Plans Future Purchases of Russia's Iskander Missile Systems - Ambassador

(26.6.2017)
Belarus could in the future consider buying Russia's Iskander missile systems, Belarusian Ambassador to Moscow Igor Petrishenko told Sputnik....>>

• Test Pilot School team proves how 'a dummy' can save money

(5.4.2014)
In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of ...>>

• World leaders to land on helipads in the Kremlin

(15.7.2013)
The all-weather 4162-square metre Helicopter Pad 1 built on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin near the wall bordering Tainitsky Garden can handle helicopters of various classes....>>

• F-16 crashes near Arizona Air Force base

(26.6.2013)
Two pilots safely ejected before an F-16 crashed Wednesday night near Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, an Air Force spokeswoman told CNN....>>

 



       info@xairforces.net Webmaster: REFLX DESIGN - © 2011 xairforces / Aviation Society,