This is what’s going on with the Navy’s F-35C program

The Navy’s F-35C, the carrier variant of the Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, has reached Initial Operating Capability, service leaders told Navy Times on Thursday. The good news about the Navy’s stealthy jet program came two months after officials declared the F-35Cs flown by the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron 147 became qualified for carrier landings and launches and had been deemed safe for flight.