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Vice Adm. Mathias Winter: Continuing Resolution Would Affect F-35 Devt, Testing Activities

Vice Adm. Mathias Winter, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said he forecasts that another continuing resolution could slow down the development and testing of F-35 fighter aircraft beginning April 2018, Defense News reported.

Winter told reporters at a Defense News-hosted conference the F-35 program will remain on track until December even under the current stopgap funding measure, but he noted the program would need to request additional funds in January to maintain the pace of activities.

“Right now, based upon the current plan, we should see no major impact until the April time frame,” Winter said.

“We’ll be on track as we’re executing through December. In January, we’ll see where we are.”

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said at the same forum that Congress will likely pass a continuing resolution to fund government operations until December.

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