Top U.S. Marine Corps officials hailed progress on the next-generation F-35B fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin and said military training flights could be approved by late March or early April.
Assistant Marine Corps Commandant General Joseph Dunford said there was clearly “irreversible momentum” on the Marine Corps version of the new fighter jet, which came out from under the threat of cancellation in January, when the Pentagon took it off “probation” a year ahead of schedule.
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