Latest News from News 3

F-35 fighter jet lands at Nellis

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/19/2013 5:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- It's being called the next generation of air combat and Nellis Air Force Base pilots will be at the controls. A handful of f-35 fighter jets have just landed at the base.

As News 3's Sergio Avila shows us, this new fighter is designed to take on America’s new enemies.

Nellis Air Force base, the home of the Thunderbirds, will now be the home of the F-35 fighter jet. One of the latest innovations in US Military weaponry but this jet doesn't come without some issues, issues the commanders here at Nellis say they're ready to tackle.

It's arrival was cause for celebration.

Nellis commanders hosted a welcome ceremony tuesday morning for the f-35 fighter.

Major General Jeff Lofgren says this plane is so cutting-edge, the air force still doesn't know all it can do.

“The aircraft has so much more capability than our current aircraft that we don't know yet exactly how we're going to use it,” Gen. Lofgren said.

Nellis pilots have been tapped to take the new jets to their limits, testing everything, to get them battle ready.

Share


Slideshows

News 3 Poll

Twitter

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service
You may also view our Sitemap.

FCC assistance for any person with disabilities can be provided by contacting us at publicfilehelp@mynews3.com

KSNV Profile & Public Inspection Files

2014 NBCUniversal Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Portions by Broadcast Interactive Media

FOLLOW US!


Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.