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US Air Force anticipates F-35 OBOGS testing through end of 2017

05 September 2017

Key Points

  • The US Air Force anticipates F-35 oxygen system testing to last through the end of 2017
  • The service, earlier this year, restricted the aircraft’s flight envelope after physiological issues

The US Air Force (USAF) anticipates testing for the on-board oxygen generation system (OBOGS) on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to last through the end of 2017, according to a service spokesperson.

USAF spokesperson Brian Ripple told Jane’s on 5 September that test planning started immediately following events at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Five F-35 pilots at Luke AFB suffered five unknown physiological incidents between 2 May and 8 June.

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