Lockheed Martin announced March 17, 2010, that an F-35B short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant had demonstrated hover capability that day during a test flight at NAS Patuxent River, Md. The test, a critical step toward the aircraft's first vertical landing, confirmed predictions of the jet's vertical thrust, stability, and control in hovering flight.
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