Agreed. It makes no sense to have a completely separate training and maintenance trail for both the F-35 and F/A-18.
I'm visualize something as boring as carrier deck space having to be...
All fake news! This is just p.r. nonsense from LM. Let's see what President Trump has to say about it. He's already wrestled millions of dollars out of the company in just his first few days in...
What's the problem? The Rooskies are now our BFF, right?
That thought goes all the way back to the 747F vs. the C-5A.
The Air Force does not want to have two separate cargo fleets, one for general cargo, and one wholly military capable.
Skywest and Transtates, the other airline ordering them have themselves in a pickle.
The planes are too heavy to be flown by regional airlines under the majors' scope clauses.