DTIII Testing for F-35B: October 31, 2016
2016-11-26 DTIII Testing for F-35B: October 31, 2016
The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant is the world’s first supersonic STOVL stealth aircraft.
USS America, with VMX-1, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 (VMFA-211) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) embarked, are underway conducting operational testing and the third phase of developmental testing for the F-35B Lightning II aircraft, respectively.
The tests will evaluate the full spectrum of joint strike fighter measures of suitability and effectiveness in an at-sea environment and its support and enablement for the MAGTF.