Welcome to Alice in Wonderland, the safety issue is high that no one would even try to do do it. It was forbidden to Concorde to fly Mach2 over the US. There are cargo conditioning, there are...
The people involved into that mess should pay with their own money instead of the US tax payers!!!!
All that propaganda at tax payer's expense is a great opportunity for China Russia to train against baby seals. It would be a blood bath against this JSF.
This entire project is a useless piece of junk that can't climb, can't turn and can't run. They should buy some Rafale or Sukhoi.
The good thing with this program is that it is so messed up and that it waisted so many dollars that it gives plenty of time for Russia and China to overpass this sick bird.