The US Navy has put to sea the first-ever F-35 aircraft carrier — and it’s a big warning to China and North Korea

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The US Navy made history on Monday by putting to sea for the first time ever an aircraft carrier with F-35B jets.

  • Alex Lockie
  • Business Insider

And by deploying them in the Pacific, it’s a message China and North Korea are sure to hear loud and clear.

The US Marine Corps’s Fighter Attack Squadron 121 deployed aboard the USS Wasp, a smaller-deck aircraft carrier that used to operate harrier jump jets and helicopters before getting special modifications to field the F-35.

F35B 1a photo by Lockheed Martin“This is a historic deployment,” said Col. Tye R. Wallace, 31st MEU Commanding Officer in a US Navy press release.

“The F-35B is the most capable aircraft ever to support a Marine rifleman on the…

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