Describes the DOD F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) new generation aircraft R&D program involving the AF, Navy, USMC, and the British Royal Navy. Details program management and schedule, funding and cost projections, and design and performance standards. Examines Congressional action, and considers questions of the need for a new-generation aircraft, program affordability, the feasibility of joint-service aircraft, alternatives to JSF, implications for the U.S. defense industry, and foreign sales and allied participation.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program