A prototype aircraft with short takeoff and vertical landing can see the light soon. Tests conducted on the USS Wasp showing the operational capability of the aircraft that has suffered harsh criticism for its development Lockheed.
This aircraft can be to serve as replacement for the current family aircraft Harrier losd have been pioneers of the concept of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL).
The video can be seen on this page shows some test cases for the new aircraft, that seems to be overcoming their initial design problems that you have been able to abandon the project.
STOVL (del inglés de Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing, "Short takeoff and vertical landing»),1 is the ability of some aircraft to take off from a short runway or unprepared and land vertically. The most popular aircraft probably the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, it was intended and designed to be a VTOL aircraft although its features are currently the largest STOVL capabilities as fuel and weapons with which now has. The same applies to the future F-35 Lightning II F-35B variant, that has already proven its VTOL capabilities in testing the prototype and is currently considered a STOVL aircraft.(W)