11bee Posted March 21, 2019 Share Posted March 21, 2019 From some articles that just came out, it appears that F-35 readiness rates, especially for the B and C models are pretty bad ("pretty bad" may be a major understatement). "The Navy document POGO obtained shows that the problem persists: the Marines' F-35B and the Navy's F-35C variants posted even worse figures in 2018 than in the previous year," the report said. "The F-35B's fully mission capable rate fell from 23 percent in October 2017 to 12.9 percent in June 2018, while the F-35C plummeted from 12 percent in October 2016 to 0 percent in December 2017, then remained in the single digits through 2018," the group added. NAVAIR Charts are here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5766283-NAVAIR-Readiness-Charts-2016-2018.html More info here: https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2019/03/19/navys-f-35-nowhere-near-combat-ready-watchdog-group-says.html and here: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27047/the-navys-operational-f-35c-is-fully-mission-capable-less-than-five-percent-of-time My question is - what is the definition of Mission Capable? Those numbers were referenced by LM as a bit of good news to offset the horrible Fully Mission Capable rates referenced above. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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