F-35 not ready for combat until 2022, the new aricraft carrier can't go 4 days without without an operational mission failure. · 0
- 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?