Le GAO, le Congrès et le F-35

Posted on 02/07/2020 by



Le GAO (Cour des Comptes) en avril 2019



DOD needs to address supply chain issues with the F-35 advanced fighter jet, the country’s most expensive weapons system with projected operating costs of more than $1 trillion.

The U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy share a pool of spare parts with partners around the world. But shortages, repair backlogs, and mismatched parts are keeping F-35s on the ground. For example, F-35 aircraft were unable to fly nearly 30% of the time from May through November 2018 because they didn’t have the parts they needed.

While DOD has taken steps to address these challenges and others, we’ve made 8 recommendations that address these specific issues.