By: JAMES DREW
Aug 6, 2015
Italy’s F-35 programme has passed a key test, with an Italian Air Force KC-767A taker refuelling aLockheed Martin F-35A for the first time.
The milestone comes as Italy prepares to flight test its first domestically-assembled F-35A, which rolled off the Cameri assembly line in March and will eventually be flown to the US to support pilot training at Luke AFB in Arizona.
The joint strike fighter top-up took place 29 July over Edwards AFB in California, with 25 boom contacts and 7,259kg (16,000lb) of fuel offloaded to the US Air Force F-35 (AF-4).[Full Article]