Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told the Reuters Aerospace and Defence Summit in Washington Dec. 14, 2009, that there likely will be adjustments in the number of F-35 strike fighters produced each year to overcome cost and schedule problems, but the overall buy remains the same. Here, a Lockheed Martin test pilot flies AF-1, the first production equivalent F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant that will serve the Air Force on its maiden flight Nov. 14, 2009. USAF expects to buy 1,763 of the new fighters and field its first squadron in 2014.
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