Software Problems May Delay F-35 Launch, GAO Says

Law360, Washington (March 24, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday warned that Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter jet program faces more than a year in delays and additional development costs stemming from “persistent software problems.”

According to the watchdog agency, the plane's military capabilities could be delayed by up to 13 months due to the mission systems software issues, which have required retooling and retesting. In addition, the most recent cost estimates for the massive Joint Strike Fighter program have ballooned to more than $1 trillion, and the GAO...
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