F-35 Fighter Program
Frank Oliveri talked about the future of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, and responded to telephone… read more
Frank Oliveri talked about the future of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included its advertised capabilities and mission, cost and budget, congressional support and oversight, and arguments for and against maintaining the program.
The Pentagon was planning to build over 2,400 of these advanced technology aircraft for use by all branches of the U.S military at a total estimated cost of $1.5 trillion, despite a decade of administrative problems, cost over-runs and technical glitches.
Bobbi Jackson gave a news update on C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Frank Oliveri Correspondent CQ Roll Call->Defense and Foreign Policy
More Videos From
Washington JournalMore Videos
F-35 Lightning II Program
Steve O’Bryan talked about the future of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter…
Military Funding for Technology
Defense News correspondent Paul McLeary talked about the 2015 Pentagon budget, and efforts by the Pentagon to boost…
Defense Department Budget Cuts
Frank Oliveri talked about the details of Defense Secretary Gates' announcement the previous week that called for a…
Participating by remote connection from Boston, Mr. Weisman talked about the relationship between the Department…