$385B Fighter Jet Program Stuck On Tarmac, GAO Says

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT) -- Progress is lagging on a $385 billion U.S. Department of Defense program for the F-35 fighter jet being developed by Lockheed Martin Corp., particularly in the development of crucial software, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

The Joint Strike Fighter program, the Defense Department's most expensive aircraft program, is still far behind on developing software critical to the F-35 fighter jet's operation, the GAO report said.

"Software development — essential for achieving about 80 percent of the JSF functionality — is significantly behind schedule as...
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