The first major software and weapons update for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not be completed until 2024, six years after the fighter is due to enter service with its initially specified capabilities. In written testimony to Congress this week, JSF Program Office Director Lt. Gen Chris Bogdan disclosed that the first phase in the follow-on development program has been split into two sections, Block 4A and Block 4B. Full development of Block 4A will start in 2016 and ...

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