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Friday, 22 January 2016

USAF F-35 fighter jet fires an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile for the first time

An F-35 fighter jet from the 461st Flight Test Squadron launched an AIM-9X missile for the first time over the Pacific Sea Test Range Jan. 12, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs announced yesterday, Jan. 21, 2016. The flight sciences aircraft, AF-1, of the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, was piloted by David Nelson, the Lockheed Martin chief F-35 test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.
AF-1, of the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, became the first F-35 to fire the AIM-9X missile Jan. 12. (Credit: Chad Bellay/Lockheed Martin)
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