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Vice Adm. Mathias Winter Assumes F-35 Joint Program Office Leadership

Navy Vice Adm. Mathias Winter, formerly deputy program executive officer for the Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has officially assumed the F-35 JPO chief post, The Hill reported Thursday. Winter succeeded Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, who is set to retire in June after he led the office for nearly five years, during a …

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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Nominated to Head F-35 Joint Program Office

Navy Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, deputy program executive officer for the Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has been nominated to serve as the next leader of F-35 JPO. President Donald Trump also recommended Winter for promotion to the rank of vice admiral, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Defense News reported Winter, if confirmed by the …

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Cost-Reduction Options List Now Up for Review With DoD Secretary

Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said an “affordability compendium” that outlines initiatives on how to reduce the fighter program’s costs has now been handed to Defense Secretary James Mattis for review, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Bogdan said in a speech delivered Wednesday …

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 JPO Eyes Follow-On Modernization Funds to Support Extended Flight Tests

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall is set to inform Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) through a letter that developmental test flights for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft could extend to May 2018 from October 2017, Defense News reported Monday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program …

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Frank Kendall: F-35’s Final Operational Test Likely to Occur in 2018

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said the F-35 fighter aircraft will likely be ready for a final operational test and evaluation in 2018 at the earliest, Defense News reported Wednesday. Lara Seligman quoted Kendall as saying DoD officials reached consensus on an OT&E timeline after the department reviewed the status of current F-35 operational test …

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Defense News: Christopher Bogdan Says F-35 Software Issue Fixed

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 Joint Program Office, has revealed that flight tests on the update to the F-35 fighter jet’s Block 3i software is near complete after contractors worked to fix identified software bugs, Defense News reported Tuesday. Bogdan said Lockheed Martin determined the software flaw, released a patch …

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Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan: Air Force Works on Updates to F-35

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan has said the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program continues to move forward to address current flight restrictions and other challenges, DoD News reported Wednesday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Bogdan indicated the F-35 development program is scheduled for completion by the latter half of 2017. “What …

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