Improvements made to F-35 fighter jets after troubling audit
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 00:34
Sept 30 - Significant improvements have been made to the production of F-35 fighter jets after a troubling audit by the Pentagon's Inspector General. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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The F-35 fighter jet program is running years behind schedule and 70 percent over initial cost estimates.
A troubling audit done last year by the Pentagon's Inspector General said that each radar-evading fighter jet built had over 800 quality issues on average.
Now, significant improvements have been made.
Lockheed Martin Corp. says about 13 percent of the work on any F-35 fighter jet centers on resolving quality issues.
This was down from around 18 percent during the first low-rate production batch.
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