F-35C hits moving target with GBU-12

A F-35C loaded with the latest 3F software configuration, has successfully guided a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb to a moving target during testing at China Lake on Mar. 29.

Image courtesy of Lockheed Martin

Collin O’Fallon from the 775th Flight Test Squadron said the engagement of a moving target for the F-35 is now possible with the inclusion of Lead Point Compute logic in the software.

He added that this was the first developmental test release of a guided GBU-12 from the F-35C as well.

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