The head of the Joint Strike Fighter program and the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer discussed at the Farnborough International Airshow what the U.S. military has found during its investigation of the F-35 fire that occurred in June in Florida.
Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan and Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall explained alongside Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney officials why the F-35 remains grounded and what chances remain for the F-35B to perform at Farnborough this year as the U.S. had scheduled. Bogdan and Kendall explained in detail what the Pentagon believes caused the fire and why they don’t thing it’s a systemic issue.
Above is the video of the event put together by Managing Editor Ho Lin. Here is the article written by Associate Editor Brendan McGarry who is in Farnborough covering the airshow and was in attendance when Bogdan and Kendall spoke.