Friday, 12 February 2016

US Air Force conducts first simulated F-35A Lightning II fighter jet deployment

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from USAF's 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, who arrived Feb. 8-9, the US Air Force said today. 
Two F-35A Lightning IIs taxi after landing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The F-35s, from Edwards AFB, Calif., will be part of an initial operating capability test at the nearby range complex. (Credit: U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse)
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