Inside the Air Force - September 8, 2017

F-35 PEO eyes approval for new follow-on modernization plan in October

September 07, 2017 |
Courtney Albon Lee Hudson
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The new head of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program expects to have approval of a new plan by late October that will allow it to continuously develop software capabilities following the completion of the post-system development and demonstration phase. F-35 Program Executive Officer Vice Adm. Mat Winter said at a Sept. 6 Defense News conference the joint program office has taken a "strategic pause" on post-SDD and follow-on modernization plans to reconsider its approach to software development. The JPO...

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