Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is looking to its employees -- some of them, anyway -- for a few good ideas on how to cut the cost of developing and producing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Star-Telegram reports.
Lockheed has launched a monthlong program called the F-35 Affordability Challenge. Using a special computer program called Brainstorm, the project asks salaried employees to submit ideas for cost-saving techniques that can be analyzed.
"Since we launched the program Monday morning, we've already had about 30 suggestions," said spokesman B.J. Boling.