31 Jul '15, 6pm

Much criticized F-35 goes operational for Marines #veteran #military

An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., performs a vertical landing as part of required flying field carrier landing practices at the station?s auxiliary landing field, on April 27, 2015. Travis Gershaneck/U.S. Marine Corps Related Software flaws on Marine F-35s no bar to combat, Pentagon says Five years after the first F-35s were supposed to be declared combat-ready, the Pentagon's top weapons buyer says the fighter jet's operating software is ready to go "with some minor workarounds" that need to be remedied later. Despite setbacks, Marines' 1st F-35 squadron right on track, service says The Marine Corps’ variant of the Joint Strike Fighter is still on track to reach initial operational capability by July, Marines said this week. Latest Marine exercises designed to train the trainers The humanitari...

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