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UK considers overhaul of 2 aircraft carriers

A case in point is Great Britain had planned on buying the catapult-launch version of the F-35. But rising costs and delays caused Defence Secretary Philip Hammond to switch to another version.

Tags: DoD Report , Philip Hammond , contracting , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 08:37am EDT

On the show today - April 4

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Cindy Allen , CBP , ACE , Sean Moulton , OMB Watch , STOCK Act , Steven Grundman , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 01:44am EDT

New fighter jet training stalls, grounding pilots

he best fighter pilots from the Air Force, Marines and Navy arrived in the Florida Panhandle last year to learn to fly the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the most expensive, most advanced weapons program in U.S. history. They are still waiting.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , Marines , Navy , Norman Schwartz , Lockheed Martin

Monday - 02/27/2012, 05:27am EST

Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , acquisition , contracting , John McCain , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

Struggling in US, F-35 fighter pushes sales abroad

Tags: DoD , Boeing , DoD Report

Friday - 01/27/2012, 08:17am EST

Japan newest F-35 Lightning II customer

Steve O'Bryan, the vice president of F-35 Program Integration at Lockheed Martin, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent purchase by Japan of the F-35 Lightning II fighter plane and what it means for the F-35 program.

Tags: Japan , DoD , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 06:38pm EST
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Military pay raise, TRICARE premium hikes part of defense authorization bill

Lawmakers have agreed on a $662 billion defense spending bill that includes a 1.6 percent pay raise, increases to TRICARE premiums and a cap on contractor executive pay, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced late Monday.

Tags: DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , contracting , green government

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:18pm EST

Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , DoD , Federal Drive , Lockheed Martin , Leon Panetta , acquisition

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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F-35 program leader says production should slow

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter production should slow down a bit, says the program's chief, Navy Vice Adm. David Venlet. Potential airframe cracks and hot spots are showing up on the planes, Reuters reports.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Venlet , DoD Report

Monday - 12/05/2011, 04:57pm EST

DoD rehashing F-35 contract terms

The Pentagon wants to rewrite the contract terms with Lockheed Martin over the F-35 fighter jet in the middle of the deal.

Tags: William Welch , McMahon, Welch and Learned , DoD , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:50pm EST
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