Excerpts from this story referencing "F-35":
"… ntagon failed to supervise the design and construction of its new fleet of F-35 stealth warplanes adequately, its own auditor concluded on Sept. 30, placi …"
"… ms, the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General report said the F-35 program office’s oversight of Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor, was …"
"… a for deeming aircraft fully completed. “As a result, acceptance of F-35 aircraft depends on the judgment of individual subject matter experts with …"
"… iscipline in following them and attention to detail. A June 2012 audit of F-35 subcontractor L-3 Communications in Alpharetta, Georgia, which is bui …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Air Force":
"… 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 …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Lockheed Martin":
"… nscheduled maintenance was 42 minutes. The plane’s principal contractor, Lockheed Martin, got worse and worse at supplying needed parts for the aircraft in Florida …"
"… duled to kick in Friday, the Pentagon nonetheless announced it had awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for $334 million to buy parts for the latest batch of F-35s. Th …"
"… 29 of the jets. In a statement Thursday responding to Bogdan’s comments Lockheed Martin said “we strive daily to drive costs out of the program.” The statemen …"
"… ? Absolutely.” Orlando Carvalho, general manager of the F-35 program at Lockheed Martin, told the filmmakers that “lightning protection is good example of the t …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Commander":
"… ngs. “There were no injuries to the pilot or ground crew,” said Commander Kyra Hawn of the F-35 program office in an e-mailed statement. “The jet …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Navy":
"… ficulty being launched by catapults, a key prerequisite for its use by the Navy aboard aircraft carriers. But so far, it has not been able to use its tail …"
"… , well, crucial for operations on an aircraft carrier. Generally speaking, Navy pilots need a place to land when their missions are complete. Venlet has …"
"… lls last year. In an October report, a special testing team of Air Force, Navy, and British officers found shortcomings in “aircraft handling character …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "60 Minutes":
"… pate the appearance on Sunday of two pilots on the CBS television network "60 Minutes" program, who bluntly said they are not comfortable flying the jet. Maj. J …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Donald Rumsfeld":
"… and aerospace contractor, Mav6. In 2006, under then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, the Pentagon blessed the Air Force’s plan to produce a new bomber by 20 …"
Excerpts from this story referencing "Pennsylvania":
"… former staffer for House Defense Appropriations Chairman John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania. Murtha’s subcommittee is one congressional battleground among many for …"