GAO: F-35 sustainment faces two major hurdles

By Lee Hudson / October 27, 2017 at 10:25 AM
Parts reliability and data rights are creating significant obstacles to Joint Strike Fighter sustainment, the Government Accountability Office writes in a new report . Cary Russell, the report's author, told Inside Defense in an interview that maintainers are struggling to troubleshoot F-35 part problems because they do not have access to all of the technical data. For instance, he said, maintainers typically identify an issue and send the problematic part off to a JSF depot. However, the depot often...

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