Pentagon will begin flight test of F-35C design fix a couple of months late

By Lee Hudson / December 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM
The Pentagon will be a couple of months late flight testing a design fix for the Navy's version of the Joint Strike Fighter, a fix that strengthens the wing to support the weight of the AIM-9X air-to-air missile. The F-35C carrier variant test aircraft is undergoing modifications involving the proposed design change and the Defense Department expects to begin testing in January 2017 instead of the planned November date, F-35 joint program office spokesman Joe DellaVedova wrote in a Nov...

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