The Army, Navy, and Air Force’s individual versions of the F-35 may be on the budget chopping block.
Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey says budget pressure may make variants unaffordable. In testimony last week to the House Armed Services Committee, Dempsey said he is committed to developing a new, fifth-generation fighter. But he questioned the ability to build separate versions for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.
And now maintenance problems are showing up in the plane’s trials.