Despite warnings of poor performance and spiraling costs from at least three oversight agencies, both of the Congressional armed services committees voted to add new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to the President’s appropriations request and approved a three-year block buy.
The final number has yet to be hashed out, but if the Senate gets its way, taxpayers will buy 94 F-35s in 2018. That would mean more than 800 F-35s would be purchased before the design has been fully tested.
You can read the full article at The American Conservative.
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