Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Official F-35 Price Tags Are Bogus

Via comment by Papa on Trump Pits Boeing Against Lockheed to Cut Costs of...

 The price is not for a functioning airplane.

On Dec. 12, 2016, president-elect Donald Trump asserted that F-35 unit cost was “out of control” through his preferred medium Twitter. On Dec. 19, 2016, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, in charge of the Joint Strike Fighter project, gave the press his version of things.

Multiple media outlets passed along the officer’s comments, but with no analysis of the completeness and accuracy of Bogdan’s assertions. The reports offered no context or alternative views on the stealth fighter’s actual cost per plane.

The general said each one of the Air Force’s F-35A would cost $102.1 million, while both the U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35Bs and and U.S. Navy’s F-35Cs would set the taxpayer back 132 million each. Those costs average to approximately $122 million for a “generic” F-35


  1. F35 is shit? So is the F-22.

    We have had shit airplanes for the past 20 years.

    1. An aircraft that can only fly if the computer is working? Who came up with that brilliant idea?

  2. The F-35 may never be ready for combat.


    1. Thanks.