The U.S. Navy needs more data about how F-35B Joint Strike Fighters and MV-22 Ospreys will affect LHA-6 large-deck amphibious ship operations, according to the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E). Military officials point out DOT&E reports provide programmatic snapshots that are often dated and Navy officials in January detailed modifications they are making to the amphib to accommodate the aircraft (AWIN, Jan. 15). Nonetheless, DOT&E reports, ...

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