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Archive for December 25th, 2014

F-35s cost reduction promises and reality

Posted by picard578 on December 25, 2014

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ara/am/sar/SST-2013-12.pdf

On page 6, it is stated that the F-35s cost has increased by 7,4 billion USD, which is in direct contradiction to statements that the F-35s costs are decreasing. It should be noted that increases due to reduced production rate only account for 5% of the figure, and probably less. Life clycle costs are said to be decreased, but that is in the rank of glass ball prophecies.

On page 18, total acquisition cost for the F-35 is stated to be 398.584.600.000 USD. Read the rest of this entry »

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