This week the first F-35 Lightning fighter jets landed on the deck of the United Kingdom's new aircraft carrier making history and marking the beginning of more than half-a-century of 'Carrier Strike' operations.
The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The UK is the only nation currently planning to use the maneuver, which will allow jets to land onboard with heavier loads
On Oct. 16, British sailors and members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force completed a successful opening phase of the First of Class Flight Trials being conducted this fall aboard the United Kingdom's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen.
Two teams from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) won a Navy-wide hiring challenge at a summit here Nov. 7 for their innovative ideas to reduce the hiring cycle time to 45 days or fewer.
F-35 Lightning jets from the Pax River Integrated Test Force left HMS Queen Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 2018, after eight weeks flying on and off the 65,000-tonne warship, helping to write the 'operator's manual' so the jets can fly from her deck on front-line operations.
Naval Aviation Enterprise leadership convenes a three-day strategic planning event at the Naval Postgraduate School designed to help better achieve readiness recovery as part of the Navy Sustainment Systems.
In March, teams from the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force and Edwards Air Force Base, California, completed testing on an improved probe light assembly for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 variants for night refueling.