F-35 Numbers Not Under Review
“The Pentagon is not conducting a formal review of F-35 planned procurement numbers…despite comments by the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that indicate otherwise,” according to Defense News .
“In written testimony for his nomination hearing last month, Gen. Joe Dunford seemed to signal that a review of the total projected buy of the F-35 — 2,443 in total, spread across three models for the Air Force, Marines and Navy — was underway.”
“On Tuesday, however, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook stated that no major review of the numbers is underway…But with the Pentagon looking for ways to keep costs down in the face of lower-than-desired budget levels going forward, all programs are at least being looked at. That situation will likely escalate if Congress looks towards a long-term continuing resolution.”