F-35 Thursday

F-35C test aircraft CF-5 flies for the first time over Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Nov. 30, 2012.

Although the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has taken some public hits recently – most notably, the decision by Canada to reconsider their purchase of the fifth-generation fighter – the news isn’t all bad. The U.S. expects to finalize a deal for 32 new F-35’s on Friday, and contractor Lockheed Martin has released a new batch of photos on their Flickr stream. We’ve grabbed a couple of those for your enjoyment.

Join us below the jump for more.

All photos courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

Aaron Mehta

Aaron Mehta

Air Warfare Correspondent at Defense News
Aaron covers the Air Force for Defense News. In his spare time, he tweets about the Air Force for Defense News. Follow him @AaronMehta
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