The Defense Department’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) is faulting Lockheed Martin’s two fifth-generation fighter programs, the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, citing worries about the effort needed to maintain the Raptor’s stealth and plans to drop two test aircraft from the JSF’s System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. “The F-22 completed an aggressive array of follow-on testing to include enhanced mission capabilities,” the recently ...

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