(ORDO NEWS) — The first test flight of the F-35 Lightning fighter with the new electronic filling took place on January 6 over the Mojave Desert.
It lasted 50 minutes, while the fighter climbed to a height of 10 kilometers and developed a speed slightly below the speed of sound: 1234 kilometers per hour.
The F-35 Lightning received new Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) and Block 4 systems, which allow increasing the processing power of the fighter system and coping with new software.
It contains 75 updates and improvements, including new precision weapon controls, new sensors, and new electronic warfare systems.
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