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US Navy’s carrier-based F-35C stealth fighters may not be ready for combat after all

The US Navy declared its carrier-capable F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters combat-ready last month, but an alarming new independent report concludes the jets are nowhere close. The Project on Government Oversight, citing Pentagon and Navy documents, says the aircraft model “continues to dramatically underperform in crucial areas including availability […]
US Navy’s carrier-based F-35C stealth fighters may not be ready for combat after all