F-35C Lightning II History: The First Arrestment of an F-35C with External Weapons


Aircraft CF-03, an F-35 Lightning II carrier variant from the F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF), performs the first arrestment of an F-35C with external weapons Feb. 10, 2016. The F-35 was piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Daniel “Tonto” Kitts who is assigned to the Salty Dogs of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 aboard Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Dane Wiedmann)

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