F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report discusses the largest procurement program in the Department of Defense (DOD), the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), also called the Lightning II. This is a new aircraft being procured in different versions for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. Current DOD plans call for acquiring a total of 2,456 JSFs. This report also discusses issues related to the F-35 procurement program within the FY2011 defense budget.

Creator(s): Gertler, Jeremiah
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 23, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Gertler, Jeremiah

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: September 23, 2010
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This report discusses the largest procurement program in the Department of Defense (DOD), the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), also called the Lightning II. This is a new aircraft being procured in different versions for the United States Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy. Current DOD plans call for acquiring a total of 2,456 JSFs. This report also discusses issues related to the F-35 procurement program within the FY2011 defense budget.

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50 pages.

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