AF-1 Completes Final Finishes, Scheduled to Return to Flight
FORT WORTH, Texas, 04/13/2010 --
AF-1, the first optimized Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing test plane, rolls out of the F-35 Final Finishes Facility sporting a new hand-painted fin flash on its vertical stabilizers. While at the facility, the plane also received highly accurate robot-applied coatings. The stealth jet flew twice before entering an intensive period of ground testing, and is preparing for its return to flight and ferry to the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. test site.