Friday, January 27, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis Has Ordered A Review Of Both The F-35 And Air Force One Programs

Bloomberg: Trump’s Pentagon Chief Orders F-35 Jet, Air Force One Review

* Defense Secretary Mattis mandates reviews to begin immediately
* Order in response to Trump saying costs are ‘out of control’

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has ordered reviews of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and plans for Boeing Co. to build new Air Force One presidential aircraft, two high-profile contracting programs that President Donald Trump has singled out for criticism.

Mattis issued the reviews in order to “inform programmatic and budgetary decisions, recognizing the critical importance of each of these acquisition programs,” Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement Friday. “This action is also consistent with the president’s guidance to provide the strongest and most efficient military possible for our nation’s defense.”

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More News On The U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis Ordering A Review Of Both The F-35 And Air Force One Programs

Mattis Orders Separate Reviews of F-35, Air Force One Programs -- DoD Buzz
Mattis Orders F-35, Air Force One Reviews to Cut Cost of Programs -- Defense News
Pentagon starts cost-cutting reviews of F-35, presidential aircraft -- Reuters
Pentagon orders Air Force One, F-35 reviews -- CNN
Pentagon chief orders review of F-35 fighter program -- AFP
Defense secretary targets costly F-35, Air Force One programs -- USA Today
Mattis orders review of F-35, Air Force One programs -- The Hill
Defense secretary orders review of F-35 fighter jet program, and will compare F-35C to Super Hornet -- L.A. Times
US defense secretary orders immediate review of F-35 and Air Force One -- Flight Global
Mattis makes it official: The F-35 and the F-18 will face off -- Business Insider


Jac said...

Well, cutting cost is understandable, but Trump have to understand too that every time you push the limits of technology you have unexpected bad surprise which brings over cost. That's it.

fazman said...

Puts pressure on lockheed to get it right .