The F-35 strike fighter program has incurred a major breach of the Nunn-McCurdy cost-monitoring thresholds instituted by Congress to keep tabs on the health of the Pentagon's major weapons projects, and, per US law, will have to be recertified as sound in order to continue, Defense Department acquisition executive Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee, March 11, 2010. Here, AF-1, the first Air Force F-35A test aircraft, takes off on its maiden flight from Lockheed's assembly facility in Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 14, 2009.
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