The F-35 paper may answer all your questions.
The full report can be downloaded at the bottom of the initial article linked above by giving your email address and Name. It’s worth the access and a "save" to your hard drive.
Having an overarching long view of the F-35 gives the reader a backdrop for understanding the F-35 is just taking its baby steps and any fault encountered is part of the build process. The F-35 will make a quantum leap during 2016 for its initial deployment.