Military Embedded Systems

F-35 carrier variants complete first ever in-flight dual refueling


January 23, 2013

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Jan. 22, 2013 - The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant test aircraft completed its first refueling with a KC-130 Hercules from Lockheed Martin in a flight above Patuxent River, Md.

The CV jet, also known as CF-1 and CF-2, completed this milestone as part of an F-35 flight test program that is expected complete more than 1,000 flights in 2013. Later this year, Eglin AFB, Fla., will see its first CV aircraft joining the AFB's F-35 pilot and maintainer training program.

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