F-35B survives proposed budget trim

The F-35B has had no shortage of political challenges thanks to its many technical woes, but with planes being delivered (and even the British doing an about face) it seemed that most of the plane's political problems were behind.

Still, we're in budget trimming times and one U.S. House member, Rep. John Conyers (D), Michigain, pitched striking the F-35B variant and reverting to the F/A-18E/F to save some $50 billion — it was a proposition that Conyers got no love for.

I'll point you to the Air Force Times report; read it here.

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