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Carrier Variant Of F-35 Completes 1st Night Takeoff

June 19 2012


The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has made its first nighttime takeoff, reports the Naval Air Systems Command.

Test aircraft CF-2 took off last Wednesday from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., said Navy officials.

The test pilot also evaluated the F-35C's night lighting system, said NAVAIR.

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