F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Observations on Program Progress
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Thank you for the opportunity to discuss our work on the F-35 Lightning II, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter JSF. With estimated acquisition costs of nearly 400 billion, the F-35 is the Department of Defense s DOD most costly acquisition program. Through this program, DOD is developing and fielding a family of strike fighter aircraft, integrating low observable stealth technologies with advanced sensors and computer networking capabilities for the United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as eight international partners.1 The F-35 family is comprised of the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F- 35B short takeoff and vertical landing variant, and the F-35C carrier-suitable variant.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies