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DOT&E: New F-35 modernization strategy 'not executable'

January 24, 2018 at 1:42 PM
The F-35 joint program office's first stab at a revamped modernization strategy "was not executable" because of a lack of testing resources and a too-optimistic schedule, according to the Pentagon's top weapons tester. The new modernization effort, dubbed Continuous Capability Development and Delivery, will include an initial phase to correct deficiencies Block 3F -- the last block of software dropped before the end of system development and demonstration -- followed by incremental Block 4 software deliveries in six-month increments. The...

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