As the U.S. Navy waits longer for its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter carrier versions, the service is being forced to increasingly rely on its F-18 family of aircraft at the very time pilots, air crews and engineers are trying to find and fix the causes of extremely worrisome cockpit breathing issues in the jets. Continuation of the Boeing F-18 line is one of the critical elements of the Navy’s tactical aircraft inventory. Yet, Navy brass have been telling lawmakers that F-18 pilots are ...

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