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Delayed testing could add more than $1 billion to the cost of the F-35 fighter jet program, according to a government watchdog.
In a report released Monday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended completing developmental testing before making “significant new investments” in the program.
“Cascading F-35 testing delays could cost the Department of Defense (DOD) over a billion dollars more than currently budgeted to complete development of the F-35 baseline program,” the report says.
Critics have long slammed Lockheed Martin's F-35 program, estimated to cost $400 billion for 2,457 planes, as a costly boondoggle.
Read more here: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/330253-watchdog-delayed-testing-could-add-1b-to-f-35-program
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