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VX-23 and British navy sailors F-35B Lightning II flight training aboard HMS Prince of Wales (R09) in the Atlantic Ocean.
231013-O-PF253-5222.JPG Photo By: Kyra Helwick

ATLANTIC OCEAN - ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 13, 2023) U.S. Navy Sailors from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 and British navy sailors load ordnance on an F-35B Lightning II during flight training aboard the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales (R09) in the Atlantic Ocean, Oct. 24, 2023. The 5th generation strike aircraft for Navy, Air Force, Marines, and allies is aboard Prince of Wales to conduct developmental test phase 3 (DT-3) flight trials. During the ship's deployment to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard for WESTLANT 2023, a Pax River F-35 Integrated Test Force (Pax ITF) team is working closely with the ship's company to conduct the sea trials that continue pushing the boundaries of carrier aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Kyra Helwick)


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