F-35 Officials Seek To Accelerate Start Of EW Upgrades

By Christopher J. Castelli / May 16, 2013 at 2:17 PM
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program officials want permission from Congress to accelerate the development of multimillion-dollar testing upgrades to better assess the aircraft's vital electronic warfare capabilities and mitigate the risk of costly software delays, according to documents and officials. A major reprogramming request recently drafted by the Defense Department includes plans to shift $62 million in fiscal year 2013 to begin new investments in electronic-warfare test resources that would "provide critical test assets" for the initial operational testing of...

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