Monday, June 7, 2010

Navy F-35 makes first flight

FORT WORTH, Texas - The Navy version of the F-35 made its inaugural flight Sunday. The carrier variant took off from Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base and logged a 57-minute flight. Lockheed Martin is developing the F-35 with principal industrial partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. (Source: Lockheed Martin via PRNewswire, 06/07/10) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., will be the initial JSF training center.