US Navy boasts ‘historic first’ shipboard of F-35B to Pacific
US Navy boasts ‘historic first’ shipboard of F-35B to Pacific . US Navy brags ‘notable first’ shipboard sending of F-35B to Pacific (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
The US Navy brags that it has sent its first transporter heap of F-35B stealth assault planes to the Pacific Ocean. The USS Wasp withdrew Japan with an airworthy squadron of the super-costly streams on board.
The ship set sail from the US Navy abroad construct at Sasebo in light of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Saturday. It had six of the F-35B short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variations of the Lockheed Martin planes from the US Marine Corps VMFA-121 Fighter Attack Squadron on load up.
Milestone for #NavyTheNationNeeds with a historic first: #F35B lands on #USSWasp, launching era of increased #USNavy–@USMC sea-based capabilities in Indo–Asian-Pacific – https://t.co/ba1ajyAZTQ pic.twitter.com/WMmSPHtMv5
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) March 5, 2018
The voyage takes after a time of raising pressures between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang’s atomic weapon and ballistic rocket tests, as an exchange war looms with China.”US Navy boasts ‘historic first’ shipboard of F-35B to Pacific“