F-35C will begin flight testing in November to assess design fix

By Lee Hudson  
September 14, 2016 at 11:29 AM
The Joint Strike Fighter program will begin flight testing a design fix in November aimed at providing greater support for the weight of the AIM-9X air-to-air missile, an issue that was highlighted in a recent memo by the Pentagon's chief weapons tester. On Aug. 9, J. Michael Gilmore, the director of operational test and evaluation, sent a memo to Defense Department leadership titled " Achieving Full Combat Capability with the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is at Substantial Risk ." One...

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