I think your earlier comment is correct, the weight margins are thin to add any additional mass to the engine for proper containment.
I know hindsight is 20/20 but when we had...
Mean while the true scope of modifying USN vessels to operate with and deploy the F-35B can be seen with the upgrades being made to the USS America LHA-6.
It will take 40 weeks to install...
No word on how a F-35 would do against the F-22 Raptor - but hey that's another story, right?
Yep - right on you read my mind. Pure BS piled higher and deeper!
As usual we have two US radar systems mentioned as alternatives by the USAF as part of what's obviously a time & budget sensitive project. But no effort was made to look at other AESA systems...