DOD requests $206M reprogramming to mitigate fallout from Turkey's F-35 departure

By Courtney Albon / July 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM
The Pentagon is asking for approval from Congress to reprogram $206 million to support alternate sourcing for foreign-made F-35 parts -- a move that appears to be driven by Turkey's likely departure from the program. "The department is already taking steps to establish alternate sources of F-35 components to protect from potential disruption of current sources," the Pentagon wrote in a reprogramming document signed May 31 and released this week . "These efforts target components manufactured in foreign countries where...

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