The U.S. Navy has issued the Record of Decision for the F-35 NAS Key West Operations. The problem is, they never evaluated the impacts of the louder (by their data) and earlier F/A-18E/F Super Hornet that is the reference point for the F-35. The Navy is cheating to achieve the best of both worlds - to entrench the unevaluated Super Hornet, and to assert the F-35 has minor impact by comparison.

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