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January 23, 2012

The F-35's First Night Flight



The F-35's First Night Flight

The F-35 is the state-of-the-art strike fighter destined to become the standard allied military jet of the 21st century.

Hoping to maintain approval for the F-35, Lockheed Martin's public relations team is not letting up in its efforts to keep the fighter in the public eye and they've released some pretty cool pictures of the fighter's first night flight.

At the same time, Lockheed has been fighting to get the Marine Corps' version of the strike plane off the "probation" imposed upon it by former defense secretary Robert Gates, and back on track — following the success of this flight — it looks like they've succeeded.

The F-35A performed well in straight approaches at dawn, and dusk, with the cockpit lighting described as the best test pilot Mark Ward had ever seen.

While not the F-35B model threatened by Gates, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta pulled the Marine's model off probation and put it back on course.

Wild Thing's comment.........

Awesome photos of the F-35.

Posted by Wild Thing at January 23, 2012 03:50 AM


Not to worry, that asshole obama given enough time will try to mothball the entire program. BTW, when do the treason trials begin?

Posted by: cuchieddie (enemy of the state) at January 23, 2012 07:31 PM

He'll either mothball the program or give the technology to the Russians and Chinese.

Posted by: BobF at January 23, 2012 10:58 PM

Yes I agree with both of you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 24, 2012 03:27 AM