Air Warfare

F-35 full-rate production could slip, says DoD

29th October 2020 - 09:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Simulation tests, originally planned for 2017 and rescheduled for December 2020, have been delayed again

Full-rate production of the F-35 Lightning II faces a delay until 2021, following a decision by the DoD to postpone essential simulation tests until then.

Meanwhile, F-35 low-rate initial production will continue ‘in line with congressional authorisation and appropriation’, said Jessica Maxwell, a spokeswoman for Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of ...

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