There are about 630 F-35 Lightning IIs in the field today in nine nations, including the U.S., the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office said. Five of those nations have deployed the F-35 in combat.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric T. Fick spoke May 13 at the McAleese Fiscal Year 2022 Defense Programs conference.
To save on cost, the technicians are increasing the amount of automated testing on the plane’s software so that faulty software isn’t pushed into the field, or even into the flight test, he said.https://t.co/MlkYHsTIvD#f35 #f22 #lockheed #aerospacenews
— Aerotech News (@Aerotechnews86) May 18, 2021