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F-35 Carrier Variant Granted Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy announced the initial operational capability of the Lightning II aircraft's carrier variant, the F-35C,  has met requirements including safety certification and a complete set of support tools. The IOC milestone follows a set of qualification tests that the Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron 147 pursued aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials said Thursday.

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