Saturday, 20 October 2012

F-35A Lightning II fighter aircraft completes first in-flight weapons release

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct 17, 2012 – An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Eric "Doc" Schultz.
F35A fighter aircraft (Credit photo Lockheed Martin photo by Matt Short.)

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