Pentagon procurement chief Frank Kendall expects to begin increasing production of the stealthy Lockheed Martin F-35 beginning in 2015, marking a shift forward in the $400 billion program. “Unless there is a major surprise, I think we will be able to ramp up production,” he told reporters June 13 after conducting a CEO conference of major suppliers for the single-engine fighter. Ideally, Kendall says he would like to increase production by half each year. The F-35 is the Pentagon’s ...


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