Inside the Navy - May 14, 2018

Pentagon won't confirm who's paying for F-35 production fix

Courtney Albon   | May 11, 2018
The F-35 joint program office announced last week it has resumed acceptance of the Lockheed-made jet but would not confirm who would be footing the bill -- despite past claims from Pentagon officials that the government would not be paying for the repair costs. JPO spokesman Joe DellaVedova said in a May 7 statement that aircraft acceptance resumed May 1. He said the program has implemented "a comprehensive corrective action plan" but did not provide details about the cost of...

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