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    F-35B Lightning II Aircraft land aboard USS America for Developmental Test Phase III [Image 104 of 863]

    F-35B Lightning II Aircraft land aboard USS America for Developmental Test Phase III

    UNITED STATES

    11.19.2016

    Photo by Joshua Samoluk 

    U.S. Navy           

    161119-N-YT019-0002 PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 19, 2016) Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden , Commander, Naval Surface Forces Pacific, and Rear Adm. Dan Fillion, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3, tour the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) with the ship’s commanding officer Capt. Joe Olson, during the third phase of developmental testing (DT-III) for the F-35B Lighting II aircraft. The F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) variant is the world’s first supersonic STOVL stealth aircraft. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Joshua Samoluk/ Released)

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    Date Taken: 11.19.2016
    Date Posted: 11.29.2016 00:19
    Photo ID: 3016667
    VIRIN: 161119-N-YT019-0002
    Resolution: 3964x2832
    Size: 604.99 KB
    Location: US

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