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PREMIUM: F-35A drops inert B61-12 nuclear bomb in first of new test series

26th November 2020 - 15:15 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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Sandia National Laboratories has flight-tested a weapons drop of the B61-12 nuclear bomb from an F-35A aircraft.

Honeywell subsidiary Sandia National Laboratories announced on 23 November that it has successfully conducted a mock B61-12 weapons drop from a US Air Force F-35A Lightning II in a flight test that saw the fighter jet launch the bomb from an internal bay faster than the speed of sound.     ...

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