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Navy To Test F-35C Off Eisenhower in October [2015]

Unread postPosted: 20 Aug 2015, 23:29
by spazsinbad
Perhaps this can be the 'IKE' milestone thread - could have tacked on to the two other F-35C threads but hey - someone has to do it.
Navy To Test F-35C Off Eisenhower in October
20 Aug 2015 Lara Seligman

"WASHINGTON — The US Navy is planning at-sea testing of the carrier variant joint strike fighter in the first few weeks of October aboard the aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower, according to several sources.

The upcoming sea trials will mark the second phase of developmental testing for the Lockheed Martin-made F-35C. During the test period, the team will evaluate the aircraft’s ability to launch and recover from the carrier, and its performance in suboptimal conditions and during night operations....

...“Testers also accelerated the F-35C program test and evaluation objectives by six months as they completed all 2014 carrier-based threshold test goals ahead of schedule, developed a large amount of the initial aircraft launch and recovery bulletins, and paved the way for F-35 fifth generation fighters to deliver an unprecedented stealth-at-sea capability to the carrier air wing,” she said.

The initial tests also qualified the four test pilots to fly the aircraft in at-sea test events, [service spokeswoman Sylvia] Pierson noted...."

Source: http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /32048197/

Re: Navy To Test F-35C Off Eisenhower in October [2015]

Unread postPosted: 25 Aug 2015, 19:40
by spazsinbad
Doods & Doodesses LM Prez has a weaky newsletta:
A Message from Lorraine Martin
20 Aug 2015 Lorraine Martin

"...Back in the states, CF-3 at Pax River completed the first Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) approaches with an F-35. This mission is an important part of the shore-based workups the Pax ITF team is required to accomplish in preparation for the upcoming F-35C ship trials this fall. JPALS will primarily be used by pilots during night time and poor weather ship board landing operations...."

Source: https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/docu ... -20-15.pdf (0.35Mb)

Re: Navy To Test F-35C Off Eisenhower in October [2015]

Unread postPosted: 26 Aug 2015, 15:07
by madrat
I think the C is the best looking version. I hope it proves to be in practice, too.