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F-35 Expected to Receive 80% Mission Capability Rate by 2020

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The Department of Defense’s entire fleet of F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft is on track to receive an 80 percent mission capability rate by September 2020, Flight Global reported Friday. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Mathias Winter, executive officer of the F-35 Joint Program Office, testified before the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee on Thursday that F-35 combat units under the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps as well as international allies are slated to achieve the 80 percent mark by September of this year.

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