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Navy to test F-35C Lighting II aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-28 17:00:49-04

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) – The Navy will test the next generation of fighter jets aboard a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier next month.

The second developmental test phase of the F-35C Lightning II aircraft will begin aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on Monday, October 5, 2015.

Two F-35Cs are scheduled to conduct the training on the Eisenhower through October 15.

According to Naval Air Force Atlantic, the testing will include day and night carrier qualifications, night operations with the Generation III Helmet Mounted Display, Delta Flight Path testing as well as F-35 Joint Precision Approach and Landing System testing.

The first developmental test was conducted in November 2014 on the USS Nimitz on the West Coast.