F-35 full-rate production decision delayed up to 13 months

October 18, 2019 at 2:54 PM
The Pentagon confirmed today the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter full-rate production decision, which was expected in December, could be delayed by 13 months due to delays in integrating the Joint Simulation Environment. Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said during a Friday press conference she signed a program deviation report this week that "documented an expected schedule threshold breach in milestone C full-rate production of up to 13 months." Military.com first reported last month that the program's operational test schedule...

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