LOOK: US stealth fighter jet lands on warship in Philippine Sea

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 13 2019 12:46 AM

An F-35B Lightning ll fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) prepares to land during twilight flight operations while underway in the Philippine Sea on June 6, 2019. Cameron E. Parks/US Marine Corps/Handout

MANILA - An F-35B Lightning ll stealth fighter jet aboard USS Wasp was seen participating in twilight flight operations in the Philippine Sea last June 6.

The USS Wasp, an amphibious assault ship which carries at least 10 F-35B stealth jets, participated in the annual Balikatan exercise last April 1 to 12.

An F-35B Lightning ll fighter aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced) aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) takes off during twilight flight operations while underway in the Philippine Sea, June 6, 2019. Cameron E. Parks/US Marine Corps/Handout

The Wasp's participation in the exercises represents "an increase in military capability committed to a free and open Indo-Pacific region," the US navy said in a press release.