F-35 Looks to the Future
New weapons and more computing power are set to expand the F-45's operational repertoire
VMFA-314 ‘Black Knights’ has become the first U.S. Marine Corps squadron to fly the carrier-capable F-35C. It’s the second front-line unit to begin the conversion, following the U.S. Navy’s VFA-147 ‘Argonauts’ through the schoolhouse at California’s NAS Lemoore. When declared ‘safe for flight,’ the unit and its aircraft will relocate back to MCAS Miramar, near San Diego.