The U.K. is looking into how to add a buddy refueling capability to the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter to provide operational flexibility for carrier deployments, particularly if recovery operations are disrupted. The study on F-35C-to-F-35C refueling is being undertaken by Lockheed Martin and funded by the U.K. Under the rules of the JSF program, countries have to self-fund studies into unique capabilities they may want for an aircraft. Since the U.S. can rely on F/A-18E/F Super ...

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