U.S. Marines Are Open To F-35 IOC Shift

By Amy Butler

While the U.S. Marine Corps is sticking to its plans for declaring F-35 initial operational capability (IOC) in December 2012, the deputy commandant for aviation, Lt. Gen. George Trautman, says the service understands that slips in deliveries and flight testing could prompt a later in-service date.

The Marines need 10 F-35Bs equipped with Block IIB ...

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