Pentagon Wants F-35 Contractor Accountability As It Weighs Output Boost

By Andrea Shalal-Esa/Reuters

Lockheed spokesman Michael Rein said it would be inappropriate for the company to comment on a government meeting it did not attend. But he said the company was committed to continuing to improve the production and quality of the jets.

“We are fully committed to cost effectively driving costs out of the program while improving efficiencies to deliver the F-35’s capabilities to the warfighter, allowing the services to meet their (initial operational capability) dates,” he said.

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