F-35 completes nuclear flight trials

by Gareth Jennings

Nuclear flight trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been completed, paving the way for the type receiving its nuclear design certification.

The US Air Force (USAF) announced on 4 October that two F-35As from the 422nd and 59th Test and Evaluation Squadrons (TESs) recently released B61-12 (B61 Mod 12) Joint Test Assemblies (JTAs) during the first Full Weapon System Demonstration, completing the final flight test exercise.

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Nuclear flight trials of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) have been...

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