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Senator Richard Dublin Endorses F-35 Program

Richard DublinRichard Dublin, chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations subcommittee, expressed his support for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighters during a Wednesday hearing, the Lexington Institute reported Thursday.

Loren Thompson writes Durbin gave the endorsement following testimonies from Defense Department acquisition lead Frank Kendall and Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, F-35 program executive officer.

The senior officials told a subcommittee hearing on the F-35 program that production has decreased to aim for stability and that there have also been talks of risk-sharing among contractors.

Kendall added that he expects other countries to join the program and buy F-35 variants to replace their aging fleets, a development Thomson writes would have key consequences to trade.

The F-35 is intended to replace F-16s for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

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