House authorizers cut F-35 procurement to reinvest $1B in mitigating production issues

By Tony Bertuca / May 13, 2024 at 5:04 PM
The House Armed Services Committee's draft of the fiscal year 2025 defense authorization bill would cut 10 of the Pentagon's 68 requested F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and reinvest about $1 billion in the production of the Lockheed Martin-made aircraft, which continues to see performance and cost challenges. Additionally, the committee’s bill would fence the delivery of 10 more aircraft until the defense secretary submits to the congressional defense committees “certain corrective action plans and acquisition strategies that will improve research,...

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