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Pentagon Holds Up JSF Testing Plan

F-35C JSF Pax hangar

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F-35C JSF Pax hangar

F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter test vehicle CF-2 sits on display at the VX-23 command change at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. (Photo by Jay Friess)

The Pentagon’s head of Operational Test and Evaluation is refusing to approve the testing plan for the Joint Strike Fighter until the program determines how it is going to test the aircraft’s electronics, AOL Defense reports.

The Pentagon prepares to sign a sustainment contract for the V-22 Osprey with Bell-Boeing, Defense News reports. Inside Defense finds that the dozen V-22 Ospreys in Japan have yet to fly (paywall).

A defense industry poll unsurprisingly finds that 80 percent of voters in five swing states want sequestration resolved before the election, The Hill reports. Washington Technology says the government is not ready to deal with sequestration.

DoD Buzz reports that foreign military sales agreements have tripled since last year.

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