STOVL

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STOVL (short takeoff and vertical landing)

An aircraft with the ability to take off and clear a 50-ft (15 m) obstruction at 1500 ft (450 m) from the beginning of the takeoff run and land vertically with no forward speed.
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We've been actively involved in the design of the Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing (SRVL) manoeuvre being developed for the UK MOD when the F35B Lightning II Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft and the new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carriers come into operational service.
BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing F-35 variant, executed an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range while travelling at 400 knots at an altitude of 4,200 feet.
The BF-1 flight-test aircraft, which will demonstrate the F-35B's short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) capability, completed a 1h flight on 4 September at Fort Worth, Texas, Lockheed says.
The carriers, due to enter service in 2012 and 2015, will operate the short take-off and vertical landing variant of the Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter.
SAMLESBURY, United Kingdom -- BAE Systems has started assembling the aft fuselage of the first short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
Those include Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where a USMC pilot recently conducted the first short take-off and vertical landing of an F-35B at the base.
The Naval short take-off and vertical landing version, the X-32 B, is expected to make its maiden flight during the first quarter of 2001.
The F-35 will have three variants: A conventional take-off and landing variant referred to as CTOL, a short take-off and vertical landing variant referred to as the STOVL, and a carrier variant referred to as the CV.
Subtopics include, among others, jet mixing noise; screech tones; broadband shock associated noise and methods for suppression; the near-ground acoustic environment of Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft; weapons bay aeroacoustics, cavity acoustics, closed-loop feedback control of aeroacoustic phenomena; computational aeroacoustics including high fidelity numerical simulations, and analytical acoustics.
S Air Force; 6 Short Take-off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35Bs to the U.
Royal Navy and Royal Air Force will fly the short take-off and vertical landing version, designated F-35B.
To achieve affordability, a key focus of the program will be to develop a common production line with parts assembled at a designated point specific to a particular conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant, carrier (CV) variant or short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant.