Singapore's dream fighter jet F-35 will have flight test curtailed by Pentagon budget cuts

Reuters, 8 Jul 2013
Flight testing of Lockheed Martin Corp's new F-35 fighter jet will fall short of planned totals for the year due to budget cuts that will keep the Pentagon's civilian workers off their jobs for 11 days, a top U.S. Navy official told Reuters on Monday.
"It's going to fall short because we're going to lose a day a week, roughly," Sean Stackley, assistant Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition, said in an interview.
The F-35 project, the Pentagon's biggest weapons program, was already scrambling to make up for several weeks of flight testing that had to be deferred due to two separate flight grounding actions earlier this year. Full story

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