The F-35 debate

The U.S. Marine Corps version of Lockheed Martin's F35 Joint Strike Fighter, F-35B test aircraft flies with external weapons for the first time over the Atlantic test range at Patuxent River Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland in a February 22, 2012 file photo. Photo: Lockheed Martin

A side-bar story in the congressional debate over “fiscal cliff” federal budget cuts is the possibility that fewer next-generation F-35 aircraft will fly for the U.S. military.

U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley recently said additional cost overruns in the F-35 program could result in fewer purchases of the aircraft. Click here to listen to KRNU reporter Ryan Pritchard’s report on the controversial F-35.

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