robotpignet: “ A U. Navy Super Hornet assigned to the Dust Devils of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif., conducts an interoperability test event with a Navy Lightning II joint.
Two Lightning II carrier variant joint strike fighters conduct the first catapult launches aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN U. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Dane Wiedmann/Released
The Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter took a major step toward operational service this week with its first arrested landing on a US Navy carrier off the coast of San Diego, California.