Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Butterfield Calls for Joint Strike Fighter Hearing

Congressman G. K. Butterfield today called for a hearing to highlight the long-term costs and disadvantages to creating an engine-production monopoly for the Joint Strike Fighter.

“History shows that a secondary engine source produces better, safer, more reliable and less expensive aircraft,” Butterfield said. “Relying on a monopoly could prove to be a step backward that jeopardizes future readiness. It’s a short-term savings could lead to huge long-term costs.”


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