Italian Carrier Hosts U.S. F-35s For First Sea Trials

Credit: Italian Navy via Twitter
Italy’s aircraft carrier Cavour has embarked F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for the first time in a milestone towards qualifying the ship to support the combat aircraft. Two instrumented short take-off and vertical landing F-35Bs from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s VX-23 test unit...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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