The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to face developmental issues because of a lack of test aircraft, according to the fiscal year 2009 annual report by the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) that was recently briefed to lawmakers. “F-35 verification and flight test did not reach the tempo planned for FY 09 due primarily to late deliveries of the remaining 10 (of 13) System Design Demonstration (SDD) flight test aircraft,” the report says. Previous DOT&E reports ...

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