F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy testing completed

The F-35 Weapons Delivery Accuracy (WDA) flight tests at Edwards Air Force Base are over, completing a major milestone to get the jet’s Block 3F software ready for combat.

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft launches an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast Oct. 31, 2013 131031-N-ZZ999-110
By Paul Weatherman [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Lt. Col. Tucker Hamilton, 461st FLTS commander and F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) director, said air-to-air missile testing wrapped up in August. Testing of the GAU-22 25mm gun was completed early this month.

The fighter is also cleared to employ the Paveway IV, GBU-39, GBU-12, GBU-31 and the AGM-154.

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