F-35C Needs New Outer Wings To Carry AIM-9X

Credit: An F-35C carrying the Raytheon AIM-9X heat-seeking missile during flight testing: Lockheed Martin

The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) says the outer wings of 32 carrier-based C-models need to be replaced to carry the Raytheon AIM-9X Sidewinder, the aircraft’s primary dogfighting weapon. The U.S. Navy variant experienced an undisclosed amount of oscillation or turbulence during flight...

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