Now that Lockheed Martin F-35s will be entering operational service beyond the Continental U.S., the Joint Program Office (JPO) is laying out plans to maintain and sustain critical components of the far-flung aircraft. While sites for airframe and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul have largely been defined, on Nov. 7, the JPO announced its selection of industry and government partners that will look after 65 of 774 repairable components on the aircraft. These “high-value” ...
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