Wasn't one of the two aircraft deployed to the 'Stan lost in a crash?
"a production run of around 220 for the turboprop and 110 for the jet."
Er, no. Word of advice: don't treat Wikipedia as a reliable source.
Wasn't it Airbus itself who asked less than two years ago, "So why would you accept this?"
The F-35B's LiftFan draws 26,000 kW from its F135. The availability of that shaft opens up some interesting options wrt DEWs, EMP, etc.
The slides actually show a CH-46 - maybe this is what ULA used in the initial capture trials with a 750 lbs test package? Given the actual weight of the first stage engines (25,000 lbs), a CH-47...
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