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F-35s Practice Vertical Landings on a Marine Corps Assault Ship

Marine jets test and develop new techniques ahead of the jet's first overseas deployment.
By Kyle Mizokami
Nov 2, 2016

The U.S. Marine Corps has been landing F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on the amphibious assault ship USS America. The jets are undertaking a series of tests to prove their ability to operate in real-world deployment conditions, just months before their first real deployment abroad.

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