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Pentagon has not purchased second F-35B test article, awaiting Lockheed study

January 26, 2018 |
Lee Hudson
The F-35 program office has not purchased another F-35B ground article nearly a year after halting durability testing because the originial test jet was no longer production representative. In May the office said it planned to purchase a second ground durability test article. However, F-35 spokesman Joe DellaVedova told Inside Defense today the program waiting for F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin to finish a trade study this spring before making a decision. The Pentagon's chief weapons tester recommends in his...

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