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Norway : Successful F-35 drag chute test in Norway.

While The US Air Force is completing another round of cold-weather testing of the F-35A at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Norway completed a successful verification of the drag chute system at rland Air Force Base in Norway February 16th.

? Receiving the first three aircraft in November 2017 was a major milestone for Norway. The program delivers on all key criteria: Time, cost and performance. Through the verification of the production version of the drag chute on our production model of the F-35, the weapons system is expected to fully qualify for arctic conditions this spring, says Major General Morten Klever, Program Director for the F-35 program in Norway's Ministry of Defence.

The chute unique to the Norwegian aircraft is housed under a small fairing on the upper rear fuselage between the vertical tails. It is being added in order to rapidly decelerate Royal Norwegian Air Force F-35s after landing on the countrys icy runways when there are challenging wind conditions. Other countrys may adopt the system.

The Royal Norwegian Air Force had three aircraft delivered to Norway, rland in November 2017. From 2018, Norway will receive six aircraft annually up until, and including, 2024.

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