DOD Report: F-35 Software At Risk For 'Several-Month Delays'

By Christopher J. Castelli / May 8, 2013 at 3:58 PM
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program faces the risk of "several-month delays" in software development that could add pressure to the schedule for building, testing and buying fully capable aircraft, the Defense Department warns in a report to Congress. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering Stephen Welby's latest annual report to lawmakers includes starker language on the software risks than recent congressional testimony by Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program executive officer. Bogdan, who has acknowledged software...

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