The grounding and subsequent restricted flight regime of the F-35 fleet are not expected to affect its ability to get prepared for its first deployment on a U.S. aircraft carrier in November, according to program officials. Navy officials are working to complete an arrested landing structural survey, which is essential for the deployment. "None of our testing is impacted by any limitations stemming from the engine incident," the program officials say. "Our arrested landing ...
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