Focusing on lower-tier suppliers, Bogdan pushes for F-35 cost-cutting

By Lee Hudson / March 28, 2017 at 1:10 PM
Seeking lower prices, the official in charge of the government's Joint Strike Fighter program is calling on prime contractor Lockheed Martin to take a hard look at lower-tier suppliers. "There are things that industry could be doing today to drive down cost out of this airplane that they ought to do themselves, and, if they don't, the government is going to help them do it," Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, F-35 program executive officer, said at a March 22 conference sponsored...

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