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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
At this month's AFA Air Force Breakfast Series, Maj. Gen. C.D. Moore II, Deputy Director, Joint Strike Fighter Program Office, regaled an audience of uniforms, industry professionals and the press with details of the progress of the next generation fighter.
Moore has been on the F35 program for two years now, and reiterated the program’s development is at the "nexus of concurrency."
“The planes are real and in the field and operating.”
He pinpointed the three key challenges that lie ahead: timely software development and integration; finishing durability and full system qualification testing as rapidly as possible; and delivering an affordability commitment for production and sustainment.
The AFA Air Force Breakfast Program is a monthly series that provides a venue for senior Air Force and Department of Defense leaders to communicate directly with the public and the press. Past speakers include Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, Gen. Gary L. North, Commander of Pacific Air Forces, and Gen. Donald J. Hoffman, Commander of Air Force Materiel Command.
Check back later this week for the audio recording of this month’s event!