The next round of sea trials for the F-35C is set for early October. In this round one Lockheed and three government pilots will be testing aircraft
with the new Gen 3 helmet and fill internal weapons loads. They'll also be testing the JPALS landing system.
Trials are scheduled for the first two weeks of October. So far tests with the F-35C have been going very well and they're building a lot of momentum
in the program.
The C is, IMO, the prettiest of the three. Only concerns I have are its supposed 6.5g limit as compared to the 9 of the a/b and that its IOC is 2019.
With the Royal Navy going for the B this guy is never going to be as cheap as the rest. With the Indians building a new carrier and them operating 3
in the future it would be interesting if we could sell them some, especially considering they seem to polarizing more towards the west of late.
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