Inside the Air Force - February 17, 2017

Bogdan plugs incremental F-35 IOT&E plan, says delays driving costs

February 16, 2017 |
Courtney Albon
The F-35 program manager told Congress this week the program incurs an additional $30 million in costs for every six months initial operational test and evaluation is delayed -- one of several reasons he has pushed for an early start to the key testing phase. The joint program office has acknowledged it will not meet baseline requirements for the planned start of IOT&E by August, but Inside the Air Force reported in January the program has proposed an incremental test...

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