Lockheed, F-35 JPO set off-ramps to mitigate TR-3 risk

By Courtney Albon / July 1, 2021 at 11:17 AM
In the lead up to the flight test phase of a major F-35 technology refresh, the joint program office and Lockheed Martin are closely tracking schedule risk and have developed a slate of trade-off options should the effort face additional delays over the next year. Technology Refresh 3 is a key F-35 hardware and software upgrade required before the program can integrate most of the planned Block 4 modernization capabilities. However, TR-3 costs have grown by about $444 million since...

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