The Marines take the F-35 II to the next level during an operational exercise “Steel Night 16”.
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Billions Spent For This Day In The Field. Marines are getting ready for that next day!
Go Marines! Awesome sauce!! As this one aircraft now in the Marine inventory replaces the Harrier, Intruder and F-18 compliment. A supersonic jump jet out flies the whole lot even at each level of purpose giving marines an added value aviation hammer. A purpose built marine carrier can house a squadron below decks and deploy in a conflict with unrelenting assaults.
Put this beast ashore in a parking lot or highway, as most locations can becomes the new Marine airport anywhere in the world. Just give it an acre for landing and a berm for housing, the Marines have an air superiority fighter hidden away for combat in theatre. Ouch, it's the after burn the adversarial strategy can't match.