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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

F-35C UPDATE: FINALLY, the USN's F-35C will be making it's FIRST deployment (On the USS CARL VINSON.)) later this year in a consolidated air wing. They've not gone to sea since 2018 when they were tested for carrier qualification operations.

Also the new tilt rotor CMV-22 OSPREY will be going to sea on the same deployment to test it's transport capabilities (It has already flown in an "air ambulance" capacity.).

Of course again, all F-35 variants are still only IOC. The program starting around this summer through 2022 will be suffering across all military services from a severe shortage of engines, which expected to limit operations. I believe I've already posted on this issue.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...?ocid=msedgntp
https://news.usni.org/2021/04/29/fir...r-strike-group


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