Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Dec. 16 they are "deeply concerned" about the rising cost and eroding schedule of the Pentagon's top acquisition program, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. The committee hosted a closed door hearing Dec. 16 to learn about Pentagon plans to get the program back on track. Here is the scene Aug. 31, 2009, during a visit by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Lockheed Martin's F-35 production facilities in Fort Worth, Tex.
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An F-35A Lightning II assigned to Hill AFB, Utah,
conducts a training flight with F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Kunsan
AB, Republic of Korea, over the city of Gunsan, on Dec. 1, 2017,
in preparation for Vigilant Ace 18.
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