The F-35 fighter plane will not truly be combat ready until 2022 and the aircraft carrier where the navy's F-35 would launch from will also not be combat ready until a redesigned launching and recovery system is built and installed. The current recovery system will likely break after 25 consecutive landings. High likelihood of failure for landing within 1 day and for launching within 4 days.

Just three years ago the Gerald Ford was experiencing cascading systems failure, maybe things are looking up?


This is very frustrating

posted by cgod: 697 days ago