F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Initial Operational Test and Evaluation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Initial Operational Test and Evaluation
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead The purpose of the Proposed Action is to test the operational capabilities of the operationally representative F-35 aircraft under realistic "combat" conditions. This EA/OEA analyzes the potential environmental impacts from basing 20 F-35 aricraft at Edwards AFB, conducting pilot training and proficiency flights and test flights in several test ranges in the wester U.S., and conducting a series of deployment demonstration at multiple locations. Test flight activities would include weapons missions at several ranges. Operations would occur within existing airspace and test ranges and would adhere to all existing restrictions and operating procedures established for these activities. No construction or modification of facilities would occur. The No-Action Alternative would be not to conduct the JSF IOT&E program.

Contact Information

Charles J. Brown
Agency Name
U.S. Air Force, Air Force Center for Engineering
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Edwards AFB
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Mojave Desert

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Noise

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