"… ent. In double-barrelled criticisms, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General report said the F-35 program office’s oversight of Lockheed Martin, the …"
"… ” Michael J. Rein of Lockheed Martin issued a statement noting that the Inspector General’s investigation was concluded last year and that most issues had been ad …"
"… they don't need.” …"
"… ce projected. And the drone’s military missions could be picked up by an Air Force stalwart, the U-2 spy plane, which had room for more sensors and could fly …"
"… ercent from the federal treasury — defied not only the leadership of the Air Force, but also the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Demp …"
"… inding him of the requirement to buy three more of the drone aircraft. The Air Force, they complained to Hagel, had not heeded “clear congressional intent [a …"
"… otal estimated cost of $391 billion for 2,443 planes. Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, who also testified, called the F-35 “the only viable opt …"
"… m: Early returns are in from the first major flight tests of the new F-35 jet fighter, and they are not pretty. The radar malfunctioned, the fancy h …"
"… e had warned last July, in an earlier report leaked to outsiders, that the F-35 was not close to being ready for its “operational” flight tests. He sa …"
"… 5, F-16, and F/A-18, enhanced cockpit visibility was not designed into the F-35,” Gilmore wrote, evidently because of the need to create a bulky pilot e …"
"… rines. “There is,” he added, “no simple relief to limitations of the F-35 cockpit visibility.” The plane’s critical components also seemed to f …"
"… e Pentagon has increasingly been at loggerheads with the chief contractor, Lockheed Martin, over the work ahead. Already, cost overruns on four early production cont …"
"… fice (GAO) report. Production lagged well behind schedule, and the wars in Iraq an Afghanistan required a different type of plane, capable mostly of bombi …"
"… chwartz said in a recent speech, using the acronym for “Remotely Piloted Aircraft.” As a drone advocate, Cartwright wanted to change that policy. “I don …"
"… e of the F-22, intense lobbying by Gates, the White House, and influential Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.), led to its cancellation. But this time arou …"
"… b losses and under heavy lobbying pressure earlier this year, the powerful House Armed Services Committee fired a shot across the bow of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' budget deci …"