US Air Force Maj Gen Christopher Bogdan is being nominated to become the next head of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme.

Bogdan, who until recently was the programme manager for the USAF's prized Boeing KC-46 tanker effort, is currently serving as the deputy to current F-35 chief Vice Adm David Venlet. Bodgan was also nominated for his third star and will appointed to the rank of Lieutenant General when he takes over the programme later this year.


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Meanwhile, the USAF on 2 August announced its second training location for the F-35. An eventual 72 of the single-engined stealth aircraft will be stationed at Luke AFB, Arizona. The desert base currently serves as the main training location for the air force's Lockheed F-16 fleet, but those aircraft will be shifted to Holloman AFB, New Mexico.

Holloman's current fleet of Lockheed F-22 Raptors will move to Tyndall AFB, Florida, where they will fly with the soon to be reformed 95th Fighter Squadron.

Source: Flight International