CANBERRA, May 16 (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp is
well on the way to fixing the F-35s performance and helmet
problems, Australian military chiefs said on Thursday, rejecting
criticism the troubled jet will be overmatched by newer Russian
and Chinese aircraft.
In testimony to parliament on the F-35, for which Australia
is one of the largest international buyers with plans for up to
100, Australia’s air force chief Air Marshal Geoff Brown said
rivals were years behind the Lightning II’s development.