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Why the F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet Is Such a Game Changer

The F-35 shows how advanced, highly-networked weapons give America and its allies a major boost in any future great power fight.

It depends on how you wish to fight.

  • Wallace C. Gregson
  • The National Interest

The F-35 Lightning II airplane, adopted in different variants by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines, and fifteen allied nations, is still largely misunderstood.

Yes, it has the usual new system problems, including being more expensive per flight hour than desired.

But new system’s challenges are not limited to the F-35 and lie within U.S. acquisition processes.

The more enduring…

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