Lessons learned from the F-35 with Dan Grazier, #ORadio

Ostrolenk continues his conversation with Dan Grazier, Jack Shanahan Fellow with the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), on the F-35. The F-35 is back in the news following two key events: its bombing missions in Afghanistan and a crash in South Carolina. Grazier updates the audience on current production levels of the F-35, as well as the ongoing issues with its operations, noting that although many issues are known, simulations are insufficient at providing insight into the F-35’s capacity against enemy aircraft. Grazier also touches upon why the F-35 remains the wrong aircraft for many of the US’s operational needs as it is built for too narrow of a purpose. Grazier concludes on lessons learned upon which he hopes we can build more successful aircraft programs.

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