February 5, 2023

Stop Buying F-35 Parts From Turkey

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Pentagon to more quickly stop buying F-35 fighter jet components from Turkey. DoD’s plans to buy parts from Turkey into 2022 undercuts US pressure on the country over its purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumf air defense system, they write.

DoD Squeeze on Contractor Pay Sits Poorly With Congressional Defense Chairs

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The chairs of the House and Senate Armed Services committees side with the defense industry against Pentagon plans regarding contractor pay which calls for less money up front when it buys major weapons systems. The proposed policy would link performance- and progress-based payments more closely to production milestones.