An independent study of an alternative ejection seat for U.S. Air Force F-35As has been sanctioned by the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office. The study will assess the costs and benefits of Goodrich’s Aces 5 seat as an alternative to the Martin-Baker US16E design now standard on all three JSF variants. Air Combat Command has been pushing for consideration of the Aces 5 because its commonality with the Aces 2 seats in its F-15s and F-22s, as well as A-10s and F-16s, could reduce Air ...

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