The U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off, vertical landing (Stovl) variant of the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter may not complete flight sciences testing and shipboard integration until late 2016, even if current efforts to resolve design problems are successful, according to the latest report from the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test & Evaluation. Until the past few weeks, Marine Corps and other officials continued to insist that the previously planned initial ...
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