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Could stealth fighters fly to Moody?

By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

October 20, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta could soon be home to a new generation of stealth fighter jets.

Moody is one of six bases under consideration to house the F-35 Lightning.

The jet has been in development for over ten years and will replace F/A 18 Hornet.

The new jet will be equipped to carry an array of bombs and missiles, a new digital radar warning systems for countermeasures and a design that will minimize radar signatures.

An environmental study will determine if the jet will come to Moody or a base in South Carolina, Alaska, Utah, Florida or Idaho.

It's expected to enter service in 2010.

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