US Navy Could Speed Deployment Of F-35Cs Written 20 March 2018

Fox News reports that the US Navy is intending to deploy F-35Cs on the USS Carl Vinson in 2021, but a 2019 budget proposal would move the fighter to formal testing and evaluation earlier, with the potential to be declared operational by the end of 2018. The change could mean the aircraft would be deployed sooner.
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