If the Pentagon is given flexibility in apportioning the “sequestration” budget cuts slated to start in March, the U.S. Air Force’s F-35 program manager, Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, says he will reduce production numbers and preserve flight testing activities. Last week, Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said up to three of 22 Air Force F-35As could be sliced from the fiscal 2013 buy if sequestration takes effect March 1, as scheduled. Meanwhile, Bogdan is encouraging the service ...
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