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F-35 Wraps Up Testing On Weapons Bays

April 20 2012


Navy evaluators have completed two weeks of weapons pit-drop testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., reports the Naval Air Systems Command.

Nine different weapons combinations were tested inside the F-35's two internal weapons bays, according to a NAVAIR release on Wednesday.

The pit-drop testing, which ended in late March, collected data to measure stresses on the airframe and adjacent stores, ensure proper weapon and suspension equipment function and validate the...

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