F-35 drops a bomb

Tags: F-35

Andrew Elwell

Last week the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed its first test flight with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter dropping a bomb over water in an Atlantic test range while traveling at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 feet. An inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) was dropped from the STOVL F-35B variant fighter. NAVAIR said that this test marked the "start of validating the F-35’s capability to employ precision weapons and allow pilots to engage the enemy...
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