Monday, January 19, 2009

General sees clear skies for F-35

The officer who will become commander of Eglin Air Force Base’s Air Armament Center, Maj. Gen. Charles Davis, said the F-35 Lightning II is on track despite an earlier budget shortfall. At a roundtable discussion in Washington last week, the departing program chief for the F-35 Lightning II program also predicted that Israel, Singapore, Spain and Japan will soon join eight other international partners in the JSF program. (Source: Aviation Week, 01/16/09) At Eglin Davis is replacing Maj. Gen. David Eidsaune, who will become director of operations at headquarters Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Eglin is scheduled to become a JSF training center.