U.S. Air Force just admitted F-35 stealth fighter has failed

U.S. Air Force just admitted F-35 stealth fighter has failed

U.S. Air Force just admitted F-35 stealth fighter has failed

(FORBES) – The U.S. Air Force’s top officer wants the service to develop an affordable, lightweight fighter to replace hundreds of Cold War-vintage F-16s and complement a small fleet of sophisticated – but costly and unreliable – stealth fighters.

The result would be a high-low mix of expensive “fifth-generation” F-22s and F-35s and inexpensive “fifth-generation-minus” jets, explained Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown Jr.

If that plan sounds familiar, it’s because the Air Force a generation ago launched development of an affordable, lightweight fighter to replace hundreds of Cold War-vintage F-16s and complement a small future fleet of sophisticated – but costly and unreliable – stealth fighters.

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