Take Action: Tell Air Force to Delay F-35 DecisionTweet
November 8, 2013
The Air Force is planning to base the new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter in Burlington, Vermont even though the Air Force's own assessment gave Vermont the lowest score and the highest cost.
Outside of being poorly rated and expensive, the Burlington site is also near populated areas without a nearby desert or ocean for planes to crash into if something were to go wrong during testing and training. The safety of the F-35A is relatively untested, and basing the aircraft so close to an urban population could be dangerous. This week, the Project On Government Oversight sent a letter to two Air Force officials asking that they delay their decision to choose Vermont for the F-35 because of these concerns.
If you also think putting the F-35 in Vermont is a bad idea, join POGO in urging the Air Force to reconsider its decision.
Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.
Topics: National Security
Authors: Andre Francisco
- July 28, 2016
- July 26, 2016
- July 22, 2016
- June 30, 2016
- June 14, 2016
- May 13, 2016
- April 27, 2016
- April 15, 2016
Browse POGOBlog by Topic
POGO on Facebook
Fly Before You Buy: Tom Christie on Realistic Combat Testing
The Project On Government Oversight's Dan Grazier recently sat down with Tom Christie, a former Director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the DoD from 2001-2005, to talk about the critical need for realistic combat testing before the Pentagon buys new weapons.