Initial F-35 TR-3 deliveries slip even further to the right, may still require tweaks

By Vanessa Montalbano / April 16, 2024 at 8:17 PM
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Michael Schmidt is “as frustrated” as lawmakers over the various schedule slips temporarily halting deliveries of the Lockheed Martin-made jets enabled with Technology Refresh 3 upgrades, he told a House defense panel today. The earliest a truncated version of the software needed to support the Block 4 mission capability improvements planned for the aircraft, including for more sophisticated munitions and sensors, can be delivered is “July of this summer,” he said...

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