Lt. Gen. Bogdan Hedges on Operational TestingTweet
October 23, 2015
Several weeks ago, the Project On Government Oversight announced its cautious optimism upon learning the Director of Operational Test & Evaluation (DOT&E) planned to conduct a close air support (CAS) fly-off between the proven A-10 and the yet-to-be proven F-35.
The cautious aspect of that optimism has been shown to be warranted. Under questioning by Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ), a former A-10 pilot, F-35 program executive officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan (USAF) dismissed the idea of a comparative test as irrelevant. The exchange occurred during a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on updates to the Joint Strike Fighter program.
Dan Grazier is the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow at the Project On Government Oversight
Authors: Dan Grazier