Britain has finally gotten back on the long road to reestablishing carrier-based airpower capability. The first landings and takeoffs of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter onboard the Royal Navy’s new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier on Sept. 25 came eight years after the last fixed-wing aircraft flew from a British carrier, and just 15 months since the new 60,000-ton ship sailed for the first time.  First landings and takeoffs performed on Sept. 25. Flight tests using ...

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