The Navy successfully test-launches the next-generation aircraft--the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter--from its futuristic EMALS carrier system.
Lockheed Martin says the production model of the new jet successfully completed a stationary take-off earlier this month.
Multibillion-dollar program to develop "the most affordable, lethal, supportable, and survivable aircraft ever to be used" hits some turbulence after a crack is discovered in an engine turbine blade.
In March 1922, the U.S. Navy launched a bold experiment that really took off. Behold its first-ever aircraft carrier.