Berger says Marine Corps won't yet cut F-35 program of record, but might down the road

By Mallory Shelbourne / April 1, 2020 at 7:53 PM
The Marine Corps' top officer said it's not yet cutting the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program of record numbers, but could trim the buy in the future. Speaking to reporters in a roundtable by phone today, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said his plans to slash the number of aircraft per F-35 squadron down to 10 from 16 is his way of "signaling to industry" that it could alter the buy depending on the operating environment. "Could it influence...

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