Video of F-35B completing first short takeoff at sea

U.S. Navy
An F-35B Lightning II onboard the USS Wasp.

The F-35B recently completed its first vertical landing on a ship at sea, and now its done the same feat for a short takeoff.

Check out the video down below to see it happen.

However the F-35B is still struggling with a hot-cold relationship for its funding, and the chatter is remaining steady as looming budget cuts start to take shape. In a nutshell, it's far more politically appealing to kill a struggling project than cut troop size or veteran benefits.




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