Describes DOD Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) new generation aircraft R&D program involving AF, Navy, USMC, and the British Royal Navy. Details program origin and acquisition milestones, procurement quantities, management, internal participation, funding and cost projections, manufacturing locations, and proposed FY2010 budget. Considers proposals for alternate engine, development status and readiness for higher-rate production, program affordability and projected fighter aircraft inventory shortfalls, and implications for the U.S. defense industry; and examines Congressional action.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program