Joint Strike Fighter: Strong Risk Management Essential as Program Enters Most Challenging Phase
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter JSF program is the Department of Defenses DODs most costly acquisition, seeking to simultaneously develop, produce, and field three aircraft variants for the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and eight international partners. The total expected U.S. investment is now more than 300 billion to develop and procure 2,456 aircraft over the next 25 years. GAOs most recent report in March of this year discussed increased development costs and schedule estimates, plans to accelerate procurement, manufacturing performance and delays, and development test strategy. A recurring theme in GAOs work has been concern about what GAO believes is undue concurrency of development, test, and production activities and the heightened risks it poses to achieving good cost, schedule, and performance outcomes.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis