DOD Avoids $45M In Costs For F-35 Program With Helmet Pick

Law360, New York (October 11, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that it has chosen a helmet design for pilots of the military's $391 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, rejecting an alternative helmet developed by BAE System PLC and saving $45 million in costs.

The F-35 Joint Program Office said in a statement that its decision to ditch BAE's alternative helmet design for the F-35 — the military’s complex next-generation fighter, which has been plagued by cost overruns in more than a decade under development — resulted in a...
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