DOT&E: Navy pushes operational evaluation of LHA-6 to accommodate F-35s to FY-21

February 14, 2019 at 5:42 PM
The Navy has delayed its time line for finishing an operational evaluation of the America-class amphibious assault ship’s capability to accommodate 20 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters from fiscal year 2020 to FY-21. "The Navy is developing a revision to the [LHA-6 Test and Evaluation Master Plan] (Revision B) to address near-term developmental testing and follow-on test and evaluation events, to include the LHA 8 Operational Assessment and LHA Flight 0 F-35 [Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation]," Director of Operational Test...

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