LONDON—Initial trials bringing together the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Britain’s new HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier have exceeded expectations, senior officers say. The first two of three planned rounds of developmental testing (DT-1 & DT-2), also known as First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT), taking place off the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. concluded on Nov. 18 with the F-35s having carried out 202 takeoffs, 187 vertical landings and 15 ship ...

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