Wired: As cost soars, Pentagon downgrades specs for F-35 stealth jet again
For the second time in a year, the Pentagon has eased the performance requirements of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The reduced specs — including a slower acceleration and turning rate — lower the bar for the troubled trillion-dollar JSF program, allowing it to proceed toward full-rate production despite ongoing problems with the plane’s complex design. Under the old specs, the stealth fighter, due to enter service in 2018 or 2019, probably wouldn’t pass its Pentagon-mandated final exams.
LATEST NEW HAMPSHIRE ANGLE
PolitiFact NH: Lawrence Lessig compares the number of fundraisers between Presidents Reagan and Obama
Fired Hampton fire chief sues town
Jamelle Bouie: Why some states can’t celebrate MLK without remembering Gen. Robert E. Lee too
Bobcat resurgence raises trapping talk
Granite State volunteers honor MLK's legacy