New F-35 baseline expected in July

By Vanessa Montalbano / May 16, 2024 at 4:44 PM
The Joint Program Office for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will release a new Acquisition Program Baseline and Selected Acquisition Report for the fifth-generation fighter in July, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday , suggesting the Pentagon’s largest acquisition program yet is getting even costlier. In a new report, the top government watchdog revealed the F-35 program is now estimated to cost more than $2 trillion over its lifespan, following about two decades of program delays and modernization obstacles as...

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