RN to Rethink STOVL Choice?




Although it has now ordered three Lockheed Martin F-35B STOVL aircraft for evaluation and development, and this remains the officially preferred variant, the UK MoD is looking again at its JSF options and is expected to make a decision before the end of the year. It is reported that the Royal Navy would prefer the conventional F-35C model which has a better performance and is slightly cheaper than the F-35B. It this switch is confirmed and accepted by the MoD, then it will have major consequen...
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