Two F-35Bs have conducted 19 night sorties, including short takeoffs (STO) and vertical landings (VL), on the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship. These are among the 94 STOs and 95 VLs conducted as of the morning of Aug. 29 in Developmental Testing 2, a follow on to a set of day-only DT trials conducted in 2011. The tests, taking place Aug. 12-30, are designed to open the F-35B’s envelope to include night flying around the ship, different approaches and headings for landings and ...
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