Though the markup session is due to kick off Wednesday, the “chairman’s mark” of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act was released Monday with cuts to two of USAF’s top three procurement priorities.
The F-35 System Program Office agrees with the
facts but not the conclusions of a Monday Pentagon Inspector General report on
the F135 engine.
A Pentagon Inspector General report released
Monday said more oversight is needed on the Pratt & Whitney quality
management system, after inspections of two plants turned up 61
“nonconformities,” or violations of regulations, on the F135 engine program,
which powers the F-35 fighter.
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