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Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 147 Gets Certification to Fly F-35Cs

The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 147 has achieved certification to operate the F-35C Lightning II aircraft following the completion of qualification tests aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. The safe-for-flight operations certification that VFA 147 “Argonauts” received Wednesday comes as the Navy expects to achieve initial operating capability status for the F-35C program by the end of February, the service said Wednesday.
 

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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U.S. …

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Navy Conducts 1st F-35C Flight Operations Aboard USS Carl Vinson Carrier

The U.S. Navy‘s first F-35 Joint Striker Fighter variant underwent a flight exercise Oct. 18 aboard an aircraft carrier off the Southern California coast as the aircraft prepares to reach initial operating capability. F-35C Lightning II from the Strike Fighter Squadron 125 performed launch and recovery operations on the USS Carl Vinson as part …

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Navy Tests Updated Helmet Mounted Display Tech for F-35C Pilots

U.S. Navy pilots have tested and trained with an updated helmet mounted display technology designed to increase fighter pilot awareness, targeting and sensor data viewing capacity of flight information such as airspeed, altitude and heading, Scout reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes sensors of the Generation “3 HMD” units were designed for pilots of …

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