Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More F-35s to arrive at Eglin

The first four F-35s manufactured as part of the low rate initial production Lot 3 will begin ferrying to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., in coming days from Fort Worth, Texas. They will bring the total F-35s at Eglin to 16. The Department of Defense now has more operational F-35s than test aircraft. A total of nine F-35s have been delivered for the year, giving DoD 30 aircraft – 16 operational and 14 test planes. DoD has eight test aircraft at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., and six test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 07/10/12)