Rolls Lift Fan Ready For Stovl F-35 As Sea Trials Begin

Credit: U.S. Navy
As Lockheed Martin's beleaguered F-35B short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (Stovl) variant begins sea trials that could prove pivotal to its survival, Rolls-Royce is working to eke out cost savings from a newly completed factory dedicated to making the aircraft's complex lift-fan system. The first...

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