U.S. Marine Corps declares the F-35B operational
The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft has reached initial operational capability with a squadron of 10 F-35Bs ready for world-wide deployment.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121), based in Yuma, Arizona, is the first squadron to become operational with an F-35 variant, following a five-day Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI).
"I am pleased to announce that VMFA-121 has achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in the F-35B, as defined by requirements outlined...
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