On Feb. 16, Norway completed a successful test of the F-35 drag chute system at Ørland Air Force Base. The drag chute — unique to the Norwegian aircraft — is designed and form fitted to maintain stealth characteristics.
The system is housed under a small fairing on the upper rear fuselage between the vertical tails, can be used to rapidly decelerate Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) F-35s after landing on the country’s icy runways when there are challenging wind conditions.
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