F-35C First in-Flight Dual Refueling

Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, for the first time refueled together with a Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules in the sky above Patuxent River.   Image © Lockheed Martin

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According to Lockheed Martin: “The CV aircraft, known as CF-1 and CF-2, completed the milestone as part of an F-35 flight test program that will accomplish more than 1,000 flights in 2013.  Later this year, Eglin AFB, Fla., will receive its first CV aircraft joining the F-35 pilot and maintainer training program there.”

source Lockheed Martin