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F-35C Readiness Rises, Navy Fighter Shortfall Fades

CAPITOL HILL: Naval aviation is on the mend as readiness rises and fleet age falls, officials told Congress today. Not even yesterday?s F-35 crash off the coast of Japan seemed to shake the confidence of acquisition chief James ?Hondo? Geurts. His sanguinity contrasts starkly with bitter public complaints from Air Force leadership on F-35 readiness rates and its automated maintenance system, ALIS.

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