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Military Favors Jump-Jet Version Of Joint Strike Fighter

April 17 2012

United Kingdom

The U.K. may reverse its position and drop plans for a carrier version of the Joint Strike Fighter because of the expense for catapults and other gear for the new aircraft carriers.

British military leaders are backing the procurement of the short-takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, reports London's Daily Telegraph.

London originally opted for the F-35B, but then switched when that variant suffered developmental delays, saying it...

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