The complexity of software still to be integrated and the potential effect of sequestration cuts on development have created uncertainty over whether the Lockheed Martin F-35 will have full combat capability when it formally enters service with the U.S. Air Force and Navy. The U.S. Marine Corps has already said it plans to declare initial operational capability (IOC) with its F-35B in late 2015, before development is complete, with an interim software standard known as Block 2B that will ...

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