Smith backs new F-35 engine

By Courtney Albon / June 29, 2021 at 5:21 PM
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee today showed support for directing the Air Force's investment in advanced engine technology for the Next-Generation Air Dominance program toward a new engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Speaking today during a Defense Writers Group breakfast, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) advocated for continued investment in the Air Force's advanced engine development efforts and said applying that work to a new F-35 propulsion system could help reduce maintenance costs. "They are developing...

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