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  • Video: F-35B First Aerial Weapons Release
    Posted by Sean Meade 3:11 PM on Aug 09, 2012

    Amy Butler sent along this video from Lockheed Martin.

    From the description:

    On Aug. 8, an F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test aircraft completed the program's first aerial weapons release. The aircraft (BF-3) dropped an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition over an Atlantic test range from an internal weapons bay. Internal weapons carriage allows the F-35 to maintain a low-observable profile when combat loaded. 

    Tags: ar99, JSF, F-35, tacair

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