The JSF's testing was both its high and low in 2011
At one level, the end of 2011 brought good news for Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter program, which for the first time was performing test flights and delivering aircraft on schedule—albeit a new schedule that was announced at the beginning of the year. Japan also selected the JSF as its next fighter aircraft, planning a long-term program of co-production and changing its policies to allow Japanese-made parts to be exported. But then came bad news as well. First, as the ...
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