F-35 Tests Proceed, Revealing F/A-18-Like Performance

The U.S. Marine Corps' short-takeoff/vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has completed all of the vertical landings and about 80 percent of the short takeoffs required to begin testing aboard an amphibious assault ship later this year, according to a test pilot at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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