Some Pentagon officials predict an early end to F-35B probation, though the program is still unable to train pilots
The F-35B, which only a year ago faced a premature termination, appears to be poised for release from its probationary status for good technical behavior. “We have a presumption of success with the F-35B [and] it is no longer in the crosshairs,” says Gen. Joseph Dunford, assistant Marine Corps commandant. The Marines are the first service slated to declare operational capability with an F-35 variant. After repeated delays, weight problems and technical setbacks, the Marines now hope to ...
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