An ambitious plan to move short-takeoff, vertical-landing (Stovl) Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter units rapidly between multiple temporary bases—to protect both the aircraft and U.S. Navy amphibious-warfare ships from theater-range guided ballistic and cruise missiles—is being explored by the U.S. Marine Corps and was the focus of an October wargame. Divergent attitudes to the JSF were apparent at the annual International Fighter conference in London last month, with ...

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