Source: Večernji list A day after new US defense minister James Mattis requested allied countries to increase defense spending to 2% of GDP, Croatian Minister of Defense Damir Krstičević stated that a decision on Croatian Air Force can help Croatia… Read More ›
http://indiandefence.com/threads/f-35-lightning-ii-news-discussions.21525/page-304#post-503188 It is completly flaw. That is the normal wrong way to compute F-35 price. People takes the last contract price to L.M. and divide by the number of planes. In this case it is $6,370,955,495 divided by 57 that… Read More ›
Humans have been obsessed with biggest, largest, most expensive, and other ways to blow resources, since the time immemorial. Earliest religious mythology refers to the attempts to build a tower to heaven – typically unsuccessful. Early civilizations around the world… Read More ›
There are three basic principles of fighter aircraft cost reduction: keep it small keep it simple keep it single However, they are not the only relevant issues; others will be adressed here as well.
Smaller, Older, Less Prepared Where Is the Payoff for Huge U.S. Budget Hikes? by Winslow T. Wheeler http://www.cdi.org/program/document.cfm?DocumentID=4626&from_page=../index.cfm Since 2001, Congress has given the Pentagon more than $1 trillion to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over the same… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Aircraft costs FY2014 COMBAT: A-4 – 11,2 million USD A-6E – 38,3 million USD A-10 – 20 million USD