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Posted: 11/20/2012 2:23:51 PM EST
F-35A begins integration phase of weapons testing



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Posted 11/20/2012
by Laura Mowry and Jess Lozano
412th Test Wing Public Affairs and 461st Flight Test Squadron

11/20/2012 - EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) –– The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26, when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

It was the first time a weapon communicated with the aircraft during flight using a data link.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123327144
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:24:40 PM EST
I don't feel so comfortable with Turkey having these.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:29:29 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:30:53 PM EST
Originally Posted By TacticalTaco:
I don't feel so comfortable with Turkey having these.


Why? According to the perceived experts here the F-35 is the flying equivalent of a Glock.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 2:36:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By TacticalTaco:
I don't feel so comfortable with Turkey having these.


I understand the concern, but if they want to keep them flying, they do as we say.

The alternative is to watch their fleet of expensive F-35s suffer the same fate as the F-4s and F-14 Tomcats in Iran.

Besides, Turkey is still in our camp.
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