The $15.1 billion F-35 restructuring — including a cut of 179 fighters through fiscal 2017 — is not expected to trigger a Nunn-McCurdy unit cost overrun, according to the Pentagon’s top procurement officer. “I’d be surprised … I don’t expect it,” said Frank Kendall, acting procurement czar, at Aviation Week’s Defense Technology Affordability and Requirements conference outside Washington Feb. 14. “I don’t see anything that would suggest that would trigger a Nunn-McCurdy.” That statute ...

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