F-35 test schedule faces reshuffle due to problems with F-35B

Stephen Trimble reports that the F-35 flight test schedule is facing another possible reshuffle as the STOVL struggles with reliability problems.

So far the B-model has struggled to keep up with the schedule and was able to complete 74 out of 95 scheduled flights by end of July.

Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens said a “re-phasing of the STOVL flight test program” is needed “to recognize actual performance to date.”

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