Texas Senator Says DoD Weak On F-35 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date



Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday


Airborne On YouTube



Airborne-Unlimited-02.14.24 Airborne-AffordableFlyers-02.15.24


Fri, Aug 26, 2011

Texas Senator Says DoD Weak On F-35

John Cornyn Tells Presumptive SecDef To Do A Better Job Defending The Program

Texas Republican Senator John Cornyn has sent a letter to the person who will likely be confirmed as the next Secretary of Defence expressing "concern" that the department is not strongly enough behind what's been called the most expensive weapons program in history.

“I am concerned that the DoD’s failure to sufficiently defend and advocate for the F-35 program has enabled and even invited unwarranted criticisms from many corners, including calls for partial or complete cancellation of the program," Cornyn (pictured) wrote to SecDef nominee Ashton Carter. "It is my hope that, as deputy secretary of defense, you would be a champion of the F-35 program, using your voice to remind Congress that this weapon system is one our nation cannot do without. I strongly encourage you to step up your defense of this key program.”

DoD Buzz reports that Cornyn also included a series of questions about the program for Carter to answer ahead of his confirmation hearings.

Cornyn said in his letter that the FY12 budget cut some $12 billion from the F-35 production budget, and returned about $4.6 billion back into development. The remainder, he said, was rolled back into acquisition of the "less capable" F/A-18E/F airplanes. He asks "Can you assure me that this will not occur again in the future?"

We'll have to wait for Mr. Carters responses to get the answer to that question.

FMI: http://cornyn.senate.gov


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.24)

Aero Linx: Dyersburg Army Air Base Veteran's Museum The Museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.24): Spoofing

Spoofing Denotes emissions of GNSS-like signals that may be acquired and tracked in combination with or instead of the intended signals by civil receivers. The onset of spoofing ef>[...]

Airborne 02.23.24: GA Sales UP, IRS v BizAv, Twin Otter Ferry Suit

Also: Air Canada ChatBot, USPA Seeks Action, JetBlue Pilots, G700 Records The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) showed that business is doing all right, with all ai>[...]

Airborne 02.16.24: SnF Constellation!, Drone Soccer, VTOL Challenge

Also: Mandatory CVR Upgrades?, Joby Air Taxi, Hartzell in India, Tuskegee NEXT Summer Program A rare appearance by the Lockheed VC-121A “MacArthur Bataan” is scheduled >[...]

Airborne 02.22.24: Set Jet Kaput, Eclipse Chase, Defending GA-Again

Also: Lakewood Airport v SportAv Haters, UTI-Miramar A&P Program, AERO Friedrichshafen, SnF 24 Update Set Jet, a private jet operator hoping to carve out a niche offering by-th>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC