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Third F-35 Carrier Variant Flies to NAS Patuxent River
Third F-35 Carrier Variant Flies to NAS Patuxent River | dal_ftw_txbz, f35, f-35, Lockheed Martin, Dan Canin, Dog Canin, NAS, NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, F-35 Lightning II, CF-3, Patuxent River, Maryland,

Texas Business reports:  Fort Worth—Lockheed Martin delivered its third F-35 Lightning II carrier variant aircraft, known as CF-3, to its primary test site at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland.

Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan (Dog) Canin piloted the aircraft during its 3.3-hour flight from NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. CF-3, the 8th aircraft delivered in 2011, joins the current fleet of F-35 test aircraft, focusing on mission systems, weapons integration, survivability and carrier suitability testing.