Pentagon establishes 'red team' to investigate F-35C nose gear issues, recommends possible redesign

By Lee Hudson  
January 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM
The Pentagon established a "red team" last September to investigate issues with the F-35C's nose gear and the team is recommending that if initial steps to fix the problem fail, the nose gear should be redesigned, Inside Defense has learned. Last August, Navy fleet aviators from Strike Squadron-101 (VFA-101) were able to evaluate the F-35C catapult shot for the first time during at-sea testing. "During a catapult launch the nose landing gear strut is compressed as the catapult pulls on...

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