Young Considering $3 Billion, 17-Plane F-35 Buy

By Marcus Weisgerber / November 14, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon's top weapons buyer is considering a $3 billion installment order for the military's largest fighter jet program, a decision that could allow the Air Force, Navy and two European allies the opportunity to move forward with the purchase of 17 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. John Young -- the Pentagon's acquisition executive -- received a proposal from the JSF program office on Nov. 12. The program manager, Maj. Gen. Charles Davis, asked for the authority to proceed with the...

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