Tag Archives: F-35 Program

Air Force to Issue New Contract to Expand F-35 Fleet

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, announced the Air Force plans to award a new contract in June or July to procure additional F-35 fighter jets, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The service would enter into a Lot 12 deal to buy F-35A aircraft worth $89 million each. But Lord noted the price may go down for the next Low Rate of Initial Production lot.

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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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Senator Richard Dublin Endorses F-35 Program

Richard 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 …

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