In retrospect, hurrying the F-35 strike fighter into production was "acquisition malpractice," said Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acting acquisition czar, during a Center for Security and International Studies-sponsored address in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 6, 2012. However, now several years later, "we don't, at this point, see anything that would preclude continuing production at a reasonable rate," he said. Here, two F-35A test aircraft take off during formation test flights at Edwards AFB, Calif., July 14, 2011.
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