23 June 2020

Fear of missing out?

defensenews.com

WASHINGTON ― F-35 costs are ballooning because Lockheed Martin is failing to deliver parts to the military that are ready to be installed , maintenance personnel told an ongoing House Oversight and Reform Committee probe. The panel’s Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and others said in a June 18 letter to Lockheed’s new CEO, James Taiclet, that the Department of Defense faces “excess costs” because it “must divert personnel to troubleshoot these issues and use extensive workarounds to keep F-35 planes [...]