For designers of the next wave of combat aircraft, experience developing fifth-generation fighters looms large. And as the Lockheed Martin F-35 moves from prolonged development into operational testing and follow-on modernization, debate centers on how to avoid repeating the program’s many challenging issues.  When Lockheed Martin won the $19 billion contract in 2001, the F-35 system development and demonstration (SDD) time line was pegged at an aggressive 126 months. After three ...


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