Schwartz: Initial Production F-35s Will Cost More Than Anticipated
The first production-grade F-35 Joint Strike Fighters will cost more than anticipated due to the Pentagon’s plans to increase the testing and development phase of the multiservice aircraft, according to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz.
DOCUMENT: JSF Portion Of FY-10 DOT&E Report
Navy Acquisition Chief: Lockheed Aiming To Fix JSF Management Woes
(InsideDefense.com-21 janvier 2010)
Lockheed Martin is working hard to bring the troubled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program into compliance with key management rules used by the Pentagon to flag problems, forecast cost and schedule performance and get wayward programs back on track, according to Navy acquisition executive Sean Stackley.
In a brief Jan. 14 interview with Inside the Pentagon, Stackley said Lockheeds aircraft division in Fort Worth, TX, is “seriously” seeking to boost its compliance with the Defense Department rules, known collectively as earned value management. . . .