Warplanes: November 12, 2000


more complex component) is expected next year.--Stephen V Cole

The Lockheed Martin X-35A Joint Strike Fighter prototype began 20 hours of flight tests on 24 October. After that, it will be converted into an X-35B short-take-off/vertical-landing (STOL) aircraft for another 20 hours of flight tests early next year. Only 11 minutes before the X-35A took off, an F-16 modified with the new JSF flight control system took off on its first




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