Navy faces several challenges before declaring F-35C wartime ready in 2019

By Lee Hudson / March 30, 2018 at 12:46 PM
The Navy is facing several challenges before it can declare the F-35C wartime ready in 2019, including how Block 3F software will perform during operational testing, green-glow emitting from the Gen III helmet and cockpit oscillations when the jet conducts takeoffs and landings from an aircraft carrier, according to a service official. Rear Adm. Dale Horan, Navy F-35C fleet integration office director, told Inside Defense March 29 during an interview at the Pentagon initial operational capability for the F-35C...

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