Navy's integration approach balancing speed and capability

By Justin Katz / March 12, 2018 at 12:47 PM
When the Navy was testing the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter's ability to take off and land on amphibious assault ships, the service discovered a significant -- and costly -- list of problems. For one, the aircraft's jet engine burned so hot it permanently damaged the vessel's deck plate. In 2013 the Navy was forced to come up with an industrial grade version of thermion, a commercially available product that acts as a heat resistant coating. The service eventually opted to...

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