2016-01-14 The Second Line of Defense team visited Pax River’s F-35 Integrated Test Force in early January 2016.
We are preparing a set of interviews which highlight not only progress towards the introduction of the F-35C into the carrier air wing but the way ahead for the air wing under the significant impact of the fifth generation aircraft.
In this video, a wrap up is provided of DT-2 with DT-3 coming this Fall aboard the USS George Washington.
Two F-35C Lightning II aircraft from the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) flexed their sea legs aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) during the second F-35C developmental test (DT-II) phase October 2-10, 2015.
The team wrapped up 100 percent of its carrier suitability and integration testing of the F-35C on October 9 and all of its logistics test and evaluation (LT&E) October 10. DT-II featured 66 catapults and 66 arrestments across 17 flights, logged 26.5 flight hours and achieved a total of 280 flight test points and 17 LT&E test points.
U.S. Navy video courtesy of Lockheed Martin