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F-35 joint strike fighter touches down in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new specialty aircraft touched down in San Diego for the first time.

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing F-35B joint strike fighter made its first landing at MCAS Miramar during a training flight Tuesday. It's stationed at MCAS Yuma in Arizona.

Pilots say the aircraft is a marked improvement on all levels from what they've flown in the past.

Officials say it is still a few years away from being combat-ready.

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