Sept 30 - Significant improvements have been made to the production of F-35 fighter jets after a troubling audit by the Pentagon's Inspector General. Jillian Kitchener reports.
The F-35 fighter jet program is running years behind schedule and 70 percent over initial cost estimates. A troubling audit done last year by the Pentagon's Inspector General said that each radar-evading fighter jet built had over 800 quality issues on average. Now, significant improvements have been made. Lockheed Martin Corp. says about 13 percent of the work on any F-35 fighter jet centers on resolving quality issues. This was down from around 18 percent during the first low-rate production batch.