Marines Propose Rapidly Mobile F-35 Operations

Credit: USMC Cpl. Sarah Cherry
An ambitious plan to move short-takeoff, vertical-landing (Stovl) Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter units rapidly between multiple temporary bases—to protect both the aircraft and U.S. Navy amphibious-warfare ships from theater-range guided ballistic and cruise missiles—is being explored by...

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