US F-35B aircraft operate in Philippine Sea

Security & Defense

The United States Navy conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) drill aboard amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) in Philippine Sea on February 6.

US Navy photo

The VBSS drill included the operations of F-35B Lightning II aircraft and MV-22 Osprey aircraft attached to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced).

US Navy photo

“Wasp, flagship of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency,” the US Navy said.