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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RAAF’s F-35A aircraft with vertical tails completes first flight

The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) F-35A aircraft installed with domestically manufactured vertical tails has completed its first flight.

The Lockheed Martin-built F-35A Lightning II, known as AF-73, was installed with two vertical tails earlier this year at the company's production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, US.

Victorian-based engineering company Marand is responsible for delivering a total of 722 vertical tails sets for F-35 joint strike fighter (JSF) Lightning II under a subcontract with BAE Systems for installation onboard the F-35 fighters.

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