F-35 Weekly Update: 1st July 2013

The Pentagon is weighing a delay to its most costly and controversial weapons program, the F-35 stealth fighter plane, as part of a short-term cost-saving move, according to defence officials. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is considering the delay as one option presented by a task force to cut Pentagon spending over the second half of this decade. The F-35 Marine variant, shown at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, is due to begin operations in 2015. But officials stressed no decisions hav...
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