Rapid Fire 2010-02-02: JSF Woes
- Taiwan prepares to order a $6.45 billion weapons package, sparks predictable diplomatic huffing.
- The Pentagon plans to replace the official in charge of the F-35 JSF program and withhold $614 million in performance fees from Lockheed Martin for failing to meet key goals. At the same time Pratt & Whitney delivered the 1st F135 production engine for the F-35 aircraft.
- Sikorsky is investing $1 billion to develop an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter, which it hopes to have ready by 2015.
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