Air Force tells GAO its only options to hit F-35 sustainment cost targets are to cut jets, flying hours

By Courtney Albon / July 7, 2021 at 2:54 PM
Air Force officials told the Government Accountability Office in a recent report the service's only options for significantly reducing F-35A sustainment costs are to reduce the number of aircraft it plans to buy or make cuts to its flying-hour program. "Either of these options, according to the officials, could substantially reduce sustainment costs; however, either option would also require a change to the way in which the aircraft was originally intended to be used by the Air Force," the report...

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