F-35 JPO: Pentagon opted out of FY-17 investment in JSF multiyear

February 10, 2016 |
Courtney Albon
The Defense Department's fiscal year 2017 budget does not include near-term plans to invest in a multiyear F-35 procurement deal, but buy-in from international partners will keep it alive should the United States opt in in future years. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the F-35 program executive officer, told reporters during a Feb. 10 roundtable that the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps budgets do not include funds to join in on the block buy in FY-17. However, the FY-18 spending...

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