There’s going to be a six-month delay in the start of
F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation, program and Pentagon
leaders said Tuesday.
Lawmaker wishes to separate the F-35’s Block IV upgrade
program from the rest of the project—stated in the 2017 National
Defense Authorization Act—won’t slow things down, but it will add a lot
of cost, Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said.
To stave off a fighter pilot exodus and reduce the growing pilot shortage, Air Force planners are considering a myriad of approaches. But they believe increasing the retention bonus could have the most immediate impact.
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