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Avalon 2015: USAF Confident F-35 Will Meet Targets

Shephard Media // February 25, 2015

Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office US Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, speaking at the Australian Airshow near Melbourne on 23 February, hit back at suggestions that the programme has continued to fail since the re-baselining three years ago.

‘Since the re-baselining we are holding to targets and haven’t shifted on budget, dates or capability,’ Bogdan said.

‘Capability has not been moved since the re-baselining and we plan to deliver capability in 2018. We are confident that [in mid-2015], that the US Marine Corps will say if they are called into conflict they will take this aircraft into combat.

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