Inside the Air Force - April 13, 2018

Production pause delays delivery of five F-35s, including three Air Force jets

April 12, 2018 |
Courtney Albon
Bookmark and Share
Delivery of five F-35s from low-rate initial production Lot 10 has been paused due to a disagreement between the joint program office and Lockheed Martin about who should pay for a production fix identified last year, the Air Force's military deputy for acquisition confirmed this week. Reuters first reported the production pause April 11. Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch told lawmakers during an April 12 House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee hearing three of the jets on hold...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the Trump administration puts its stamp on defense policy, planning and procurement.

Log in to access this content.