JPO: F-35 Costs Likely To Rise, Engine ‘Crisis’ Improving

Lockheed Martin F--35
Credit: Lockheed Martin
The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) is expecting a cost-per-tail increase on the aircraft as negotiations with prime contractor Lockheed Martin continue beyond initial expected deadlines, and a full-rate production decision could slip to fiscal 2024 as the required Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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