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The Lockheed Martin’s F-35A test crew is conducting testing on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, to certify the aircraft’s ability to taxi and land on an icy runway.


F-35A Lightning II icy runway testing

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II multi-role fighter aircraft taxis on the runway Nov. 4, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. During the testing, a portion of the runway is covered by a sheet of ice where the aircraft taxis at high speed before suddenly stopping to test its braking capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eric M. Fisher)

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