Massachusetts is a small link in the production of the most expensive piece of military hardware in history: the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The estimated cost over the lifetime of the program is more than $1.5 trillion.
Prime contractor Lockheed Martin has spread the work on the F-35 to 46 states and Puerto Rico.
WBUR's Bruce Gellerman reports on the politics of engineering the complex program.
This segment aired on September 29, 2017.