Politics & Government

May 19, 2011 6:39 PM

Senate panel blasts Pentagon, Lockheed Martin over F-35

The Pentagon's signature aircraft for all military services, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, came under blistering criticism Thursday at a Senate hearing for cost overruns that have nearly doubled the cost of each plane, ongoing technical problems and schedule delays that have kept contractor Lockheed Martin from increasing production.

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