Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tomassetti and the F-35

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Col. Arthur Tomassetti, vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, has been a part of the Joint Strike Fighter program since its inception. He knows about the industry's effort to create a plane that could perform short takeoffs and vertical landings while still being able to fly at speeds and be missile-capable. "Whatever you want to believe about the F-35 today, we finally built the STOVL airplane we've been trying to build for 60 years," he said. A feature story. (Source: Defense Professionals News, 08/30/12)