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Pentagon approves F-35 Block 4 strategy, but says cost and schedule estimates are proprietary

October 25, 2018 at 9:10 AM
The Pentagon has approved an update to the F-35 Block 4 acquisition strategy nearly a year later than the joint program office anticipated, but officials do not plan to release cost and schedule details, citing proprietary concerns. Defense Department spokesman Lt. Col. Mike Andrews told Inside Defense DOD acquisition chief Ellen Lord approved the new strategy Oct. 16 "after extensive deliberations within the department which helped shape this new strategy." The updated strategy includes a new cost and schedule...

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