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JSF and the United States

  • Bert Chapman
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Abstract

This chapter chronicles and documents the successes and failures experienced by the US JSF program from the 1990s to 2018. Chapter contents include JSF technical capabilities; cost overruns; versions used by the Air Force, Marine Corps, and Navy; and DOD responses to program developments and congressional oversight and attempted legislative remedies including the 2009 Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA). Detailed coverage and analysis are also provided concerning oversight of this program provided by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General and Government Accountability Office. Additional emphasis is placed on the wide geographic dispersion of the JSF industrial base, aerospace industry consolidation, and political campaign contributions received by key members of Congress from the aerospace industry.

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  • Bert Chapman
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  1. 1.Purdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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