It is still early times, but operational introduction of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning in Australia is going more smoothly than expected, with the head of the air combat force seeing few of the problems he anticipated. In particular, logistics and use of the mission planning system by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have proven relatively free of difficulties, despite operators’ unfamiliarity with them. The commander has also described what seems to be a considerable ...

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