U.K. Air Marshals Respond To Criticism About The F-35 Lightning II From Allies After Joint Aerial Exercise - American Military News

U.K. Air Marshals Respond To Criticism About The F-35 Lightning II From Allies After Joint Aerial Exercise

The Joint Strike Fighter F-35 Lightning II has two significant distinctions: the most expensive weapon ever created and the most criticized joint project ever seen.

Joining that chorus was the Australian military who, after a joint air fighting exercise, said that the JSF F-35 Lightning didn’t work. Almost immediately, U.K. air marshals had something to say in response to an important U.S. ally.

Defenses include, first, that the JSF F-35 Lightning II fighter jet has flown more than 70,000 flight hours with over 200 units in the air. Additionally, the U.S. Marine Corps have reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC), with a full squadron already deployed overseas. Moreover, the U.S. Air Force has reached IOC, and the U.S. Navy is well on its way to reach IOC, closing on deploying a whole squadron into one of their strategically located aircraft carriers. If the critics would’ve been right, none of these milestones would’ve never been achieved. These U.K. marshals concede that the JSF F-35 is a work in progress, with one more important step away from becoming everything it’s meant to be, the future of aerial warfare. This video outlines why: