F-35 production a troubling example of Pentagon spending

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Registered: 03-18-2000
F-35 production a troubling example of Pentagon spending
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Wed, 12-28-2011 - 12:08pm

Why on earth isn't testing completed before going into production? Such a waste!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/f-35-a-troubling-example-of-pentagon-spending/2011/12/23/gIQAGINIJP_story.html

There are 56 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters being assembled at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Fort Worth. But because only 20 percent of the testing for the most advanced fighter-bomber in U.S. history is completed, each will probably have to get million-dollar-or-more fixes later.

The F-35 is already the most costly U.S. weapons program underway at about $385

 


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Registered: 02-05-2011
Ironically Congress cut the F-22 to save money and focus on the F-35. Great Congress and Executive we have.