By Srivari Aishwarya
November 1, 2017
A review conducted by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the US Department of Defense (DoD) must address the challenges affecting readiness and cost transparency of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter sustainment programme.
The DoD is sustaining more than 250 F-35 aircraft, with plans to triple the fleet by the end of 2021.
The GAO found that the DoD’s capabilities to repair F-35 parts at military depots are six years behind schedule.[FULL ARTICLE]