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Sat, Mar 06, 2010

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.06.10)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"This schedule and cost trend was unacceptable for the taxpayers of the U.S. and for the other eight nations. The schedule slip was estimated at 30 months in the development program. The cost of the airplanes had grown since 2002 and that for a variety of reasons the JSF program would breach the Nunn-McCurdy threshold."

Source: Ashton B. Carter, DoD undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, explaining the restructuring of the F35 Lightning program.

FMI: www.defense.gov

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