Lockheed says it’s getting a handle on the F-35′s problems

Lockheed says that fixes to the problems with the F-35′s helmet will be tested later this summer. If those modifications work as planned, it will put to an end a number of vexing problems that have hounded the program since pilots started flying the jet.

7176701822_b97978bf14_of35b.jpgThe company has also redesigned the carrier-version’s tail-hook–that fix will enter into its preliminary design review next month. The redesign still has to prove itself, but so far things look good.

Flight sciences testing is also proceeding well this year…  the team is about 20% ahead of schedule.

This might be a sign that the program has turned the corner…

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