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Restoring an F-35A Lightning II: A collaborative endeavor

| Staff Reporters
Hill Air Force Base, Utah (AFNS) – F-35 Lightning II maintenance experts at Hill Air Force Base are taking on a seemingly impossible task – stitching two mishap damaged aircraft together into a restored, fully operational F-35.
Photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force Personnel at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, reposition a salvaged nose section from an F-35 airframe using a new Mobil Maintenance System in October 2023. The MMS was created to de-mate and re-mate aircraft sections during a total reconstruction project of a wrecked F-35A Lightning II by the F-35 Joint Program Office. The project aims to restore the aircraft to full operational flying status.


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