F-35C COM­PLETES FIRST NIGHT FLIGHT ABOARD AIR­CRAFT CAR­RIER

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The F-35C Light­ning II car­rier vari­ant Joint Strike Fighter con­ducted its first car­rier­based night flight op­er­a­tions aboard air­craft car­rier USS Nimitz off the coast of San Diego. The test fly­ing was con­ducted in a se­ries of planned touch and goes be­fore mak­ing an ar­rested land­ing. The night flight was part of De­vel­op­ment Test­ing I (DT-I) for the F-35C, which com­menced on Novem­ber 3 and is ex­pected to last two weeks. The Nimitz is host­ing the F-35 Light­ning II Pax River In­te­grated Test Force from Air Test and Eval­u­a­tion Squadron 23 dur­ing the ini­tial sea tri­als of the F-35C.

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