"The aircraft is not in the McKinley Climatic Laboratory on the base, which is designed to simulate nearly every possible weather condition on Earth. "
Might want to delete the "not."
F-22 technology is even older than F-35 tech - more F-22As is not the solution. We would be far better off with an accelerated F/A-XX with realistic cost and design goals frozen early in the...
So the USAF can reverse itself. Now they need to reexamine the A-10 decision, and perhaps adjust the F-35 buy until they can actually fly effective e CAS missions.
Has the program office enunciated how the F135 is being fixed? Some apparent OSD insiders are claiming the *fixes* are being installed on already fielded jets, but I'm a bit skeptical of that...
Civil turbofans used in this weight class are very reliable. Operating costs trumped redundancy in this case.