There are some hiccups involving the hangar bay and other areas in making CVN 21 next-generation aircraft carriers good homes for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs), according to a recent report by the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) office. “Emerging results from the ongoing … operational assessment highlight significant integration challenges with the F-35 JSF that will adversely impact mission accomplishment,” DOT&E says in its recently released ...

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