An ongoing legal dispute between the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin over intellectual property rights has emerged as the source of a 2.5-year-long delay in activating a key F-35 system required to complete initial operational testing and make a full-rate production decision, according to Lt. Gen. Eric Fick, the F-35 program executive officer.  The military’s open-air test ranges lack the capacity to fully test the F-35’s advanced capabilities, so the Director of ...


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