F-35A completes milestone 5th Gen fighter test with refurbished B61-12 nuclear gravity bombs
Airman 1st Class Javier Farcia-Bustos marshals an F-35A Lightning II as it taxis to complete the final test exercise of the nuclear design certification process at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 21, 2021. This event included the first release of the most representative B61-12 test asset from an operationally representative F-35A, resulting in the B61-12 becoming the first F-35 weapon to complete development and intrgration during the aircraft’s modernization phase. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)

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