ABOARD A U.S. AIR FORCE C-40 - The U.S. Defense Department has finalized the long-awaited acquisition strategy for the Joint Strike Fighter, a document one senior official described as a “demand signal” from the Pentagon to industry. The government has not finalized the cost for the new plan, “but we are very close to that,” Pentagon acquisition executive Ellen Lord told Aviation Week Oct. 19 en route to Luke AFB, Arizona. Aviation Week was invited to accompany ...

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