Thursday, March 7, 2013

2nd Dutch F-35 rolls out

AN-2 in Texas. Lockheed Martin photo
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The second Lockheed Martin F-35 for the Netherlands rolled out of the F-35 production facility on March 2. It will be assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., later this summer. The Netherlands is planning to use this conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) jet, known as AN-2, for training and operational tests for pilots and maintainers. AN-2 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground and flight tests later this year. (Source: Lockheed Martin, 03/07/13)