With the arrival of Britain’s new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, into her home port of Portsmouth, England, on Aug. 16, the first pillar of the UK’s plan to reinstate its carrier strike capability has fallen into place. Now, attention is turning to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the testing that will marry aircraft and ship. The F-35 is no stranger to naval operations; F-35Bs have cut their teeth on U.S. amphibious assault ships, while the F-35C has operated ...


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