The days of U.S. naval fighter pilots performing stick-and-throttle landings are numbered as the Navy introduces the Lockheed Martin F-35C and the newest “Magic Carpet” landing technology for the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. Better known as Precision Landing Mode, the initial version of Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (Magic Carpet) was fielded in October 2016. It almost ...

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