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Christopher Bogdan, the Pentagon's program chief for the F-35, slams Lockheed Martin (LMT) and...

Christopher Bogdan, the Pentagon's program chief for the F-35, slams Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Pratt & Whitney (UTX) for trying to "squeeze every nickel" out of the government. Bogdan wants the companies to "take on some of the risk...invest in cost reductions...do the things that will build a better relationship," he says. "I'm not getting all that love yet." You might remember that in the summer, Bogdan described the government's relationship with LMT as the worst he'd ever seen.
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  • wigit5
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    um more like it's time to cut ties and move on, the companies involved with building this F35 jet are obviously to inept to develop a working model.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:37 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    Put your boot on the neck of BP...

     

    ...put your boot on the neck of Lockeed, Martin, (whatever) (within a year it will be "Lockheed, Martin, Pratt, Whitney and Emmanuel."

     

    F-35's are not needed by Citizens of the World.

     

    As for us Americans, I'm thinking about it...
    27 Feb 2013, 09:48 AM Reply Like
  • catamount
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    Do you use manatees to construct your comments for you? It just seems like random gibberish, which I would simply ignore if it weren't for the fact that you seem to comment on every news current.
    27 Feb 2013, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Brian McMorris
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    Ummm....6300 comments = unemployed person
    27 Feb 2013, 10:44 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    @Brian I believe he is retired, and an SA contributor would probably appreciate people who comment a lot as it draws people to read their articles no?
    27 Feb 2013, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • cash
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    What do you expect from defense contractors? Blood suckers are preferable. These guys inflate costs, experiment with govt money, risk govt money but take all profits. Time to trim these guys down.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:49 AM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    Well that's probably the extreme end..

     

    not all defense projects are badly managed, some actually have really good results... the US Gov just needs to be better about knowing when to call it quits on something that obviously just isn't working.
    27 Feb 2013, 09:51 AM Reply Like
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