GAO raises concerns about proposed F-35 engine upgrade

By Linda Hersey / March 31, 2023 at 12:22 PM
A Government Accountability Office official told a House panel this week that a "full business case" has not been made for addressing F-35 engine and cooling system troubles. Jon Ludwigson, who directs contracting and national security acquisitions at GAO, told the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee Wednesday that a preliminary GAO analysis shows a lack of key elements for a “full business case to support decisions” for modernizing the engine and improving thermal management. “Based on...

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