Lockheed reports successful F-35 integration with Aegis system

lockheed-martin-f-35-lightning-iinews45sf5f4fsLockheed Martin reported Tuesday that the F-35 Lightning II and and the Aegis weapon system worked together for the first time during a live-fire exercise.

The joint exercise Monday between the company, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps was the first live-fire missile test that successfully demonstrated the integration of the F-35 to support Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air, the company said in a statement.

During the test, an unmodified Marine Corps F-35B acted as an elevated sensor and detected an over-the-horizon threat.