A 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) is jettisoned from the F-35A
The first in-flight weapons release for the F-35A took place over the China Lake test range
The first in-flight weapons release for the F-35A
The F-35A was piloted by U.S. Air Force Major Eric “Doc” Shultz
After strapping on its missiles in February shortly after its first night flight, the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) version of the Joint Strike Fighter, the F-35A, completed its first in-flight weapons release on October 16 in a flight conducted over the China Lake test range in California.
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