In February 2011, the Pentagon put a price of $207.6 million for each of the 32 aircraft to be acquired in FY2012, rising to $304.15 million each if its share of RDT&E spending is included.
F-18 Super Hornet 2012 flyaway cost $66.9 million.
That’s $130m - $230M cost increase for about the same performance out of a single engine fighter.
Thinking in government terms that’s a real bargain!
Better value yet is the F-15SE.
They have to stretch the truth so much to make the comparisons of the F-35 look and sound good it defies imagination.
An airplane full of compromises and not great at anything but blowing money and lining the pockets of Lockheed execs.
Almost nobody wants this airplane and it is a big mistake made worse every day it lives on. A failed uber expensive program. People have already retired from building the F-35. That is how long it has taken to get to here.