House authorizers concerned about F-35 IP issues

By Vanessa Montalbano / May 22, 2024 at 12:32 PM
Legislation approved by the House Armed Services Committee for the fiscal year 2025 defense policy bill is taking aim at the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's acquisition strategy, which has for decades given Lockheed Martin complete control over the system's technological intellectual property and mechanical parts. “The committee is concerned about the long-term sustainment and maintenance implications of commercial-owned intellectual property and closed software system on the F-35,” the draft legislation states. If enacted, the amendment, introduced by Rep. John Garamedi...

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