f-35 joint strike fighter

f-35 joint strike fighter

US Navy F-35C fighter jets Aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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F-35C Lightning II carrier variants, assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's F-35C Fleet replacement squadron, conduct flight operations aboard the US aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). VX-23 is conducting its third and final developmental test (DT-III) phase of the F-35C. VFA-101 is conducting its first carrier qualifications with the aircraft. The F-35C is expected to be Fleet operational in 2018. WORK:BROLL F-35C Aboard USS George Washington U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Price and Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brian Sipe photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alora R. Blosch USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73) COURTESY CREDIT -- DVIDS