To say that we’re making great strides in the evolution of aircraft would probably be a bit of an understatement.
In August 2013, the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland conducted the second set of sea trials for the short takeoff & vertical landing variant (F-35B) aboard USS Wasp (LHD 1).
Test team members talk about the three-week period and what it means for the development of the F-35B for the U.S. Marine Corps and international partners.
I just love watching this thing land. It looks like how certain spacecraft maneuver in SciFi shows (Battlestar Galactica, anyone?).
Video from the US Naval Air Systems Command YouTube Channel
Jessica L. Tozer is a blogger for DoDLive and Armed With Science. She is an Army veteran and an avid science fiction fan, both of which contribute to her enthusiasm for technology in the military.
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