You’ve said the F-35 fighter jet’s maintenance costs are one of your biggest concerns. How do you tackle that?
We know long term, the biggest challenge for the F-35 is not going to be the performance of the aircraft, it’s going to be affordability. So let’s start those habits right away. What’s unique about the F-35 here is we’re at the front end. You know how I always say at the back end? “I wish we had done [something different].” We’re at the very front end. In the next two years, we double the fleet. And if we don’t really have a robust, high-performing sustainment system, it’ll divert attention of the F-35 program from other critical areas like development or production, and it’ll create disruption in the supply.
Yo, lo que entiendo, es que ellos mismos se dan cuenta de que el F-35 es demasiado caro.