June 25, 2019

GAO to F-35 JPO: Fix Critical Issues

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The F-35 fighter jet is cruising toward the end of its development phase, but a Government Accountability Office report warns DoD not to move to full-rate production until it’s certain all critical technical issues have been resolved.

What’s Key to F-35’s Future?

Lower costs and international buyers are what the F-35 fighter jet needs to meet the number of aircraft the Pentagon can buy; $3.7 billion interim payment heading to Lockheed Martin for 50 F-35s earmarked for non-US customers.