"We have to keep the pressure on," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said in an interview. "We've got to have contracts which are fixed-priced. We have to make reductions."
For the F-35 program, Levin's statements are unrealistic. He also fails to understand that the F-35 is an irrelevant aircraft to future U.S. deterrent strategy. It is too weak to stand up to anti-access threats and it is too expensive to operate for other missions best done by existing legacy aircraft.