Pentagon Told by Panel to Probe, Fix F-35 Pilot Breathing Issues

A House panel concerned about persistent problems with the on-board breathing system for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter pilots is directing the Pentagon to investigate and correct the issues.

The House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee wants the Pentagon, with help from NASA, to start testing and evaluating the breathing system in the Lockheed Martin Corp. aircraft in operational scenarios. The proposed provision is included in the subcommitee’s portion of the fiscal 2022 defense authorization measure.

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