The F-35 program executive officer is “moderately confident” that the stealthy fighter’s prime contractor can deliver two iterations of software crucial to ending the development program on time, allowing for an F-35B operational debut as soon as 2015. The so-called 2B and 3I software packages are expected for delivery in 2015 and 2016, respectively, USAF Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s airland panel April 24. If provided on schedule, the U.S. ...


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