Inside the Air Force - June 16, 2017

Pentagon sends Congress legislative proposals; seeks new F-35 authority

June 15, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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The Pentagon has submitted a package of legislative proposals to Congress, one of which seeks authority to enter into one or more economic order quantity contracts in fiscal year 2018 for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The EOQ authority would apply to F-35 material and equipment for use in procurement contracts to be awarded between FY-19 and FY-20 and may not exceed $661 million. The request for EOQ authority is not unexpected as the Defense Department telegraphed this move when...

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