F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore

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first_img View post tag: NAS Lemoore View post tag: F-35C Back to overview,Home naval-today F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore April 15, 2015 Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, April 14.The static display is part of a six-day visit by elements of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-101) “Grim Reapers” to NAS Lemoore. NAS Lemoore is the future basing site for the F-35C, scheduled to arrive in 2017.The F-35C combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fused targeting, cutting-edge avionics, advanced jamming, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. With a broad wingspan, reinforced landing gear, ruggedized structures and durable coatings, the F-35C is designed to stand up to harsh shipboard conditions while delivering a lethal combination of fighter capabilities to the fleet.The F-35C will enhance the flexibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy’s premier strike fighter.By 2025, the Navy’s aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle management and control aircraft, MH-60R/S helicopters and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft.Ten F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft will be assigned to a strike fighter squadron based at NAS Lemoore in early 2017.[mappress mapid=”15667″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Share this articlecenter_img F-35C Visits Future Basing Site at NAS Lemoore View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Authoritieslast_img

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