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The F-35 just got a whole lot more expensive!

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8O

"…April 12 (Bloomberg) -- The cost of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter, the most expensive U.S. weapons program, may rise as much as $51 billion beyond the $328 billion estimate given to Congress April 1, according to a worse-case Pentagon scenario.

The cost per plane would then be $155 million, 91 percent higher than the $81 million projected when the program began in 2002. The program’s total cost, calculated in current dollars, would increase 64 percent to $379 billion.…"



http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=conewsstory&refer=conews&tkr=LMT:US&sid=aNEbozTah_Kk
 
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Semper_Flexibilis said:
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The cost per plane would then be $155 million, 91 percent higher than the $81 million projected when the program began in 2002. The program’s total cost, calculated in current dollars, would increase 64 percent to $379 billion.…"
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As I recall that's even more than the practically useless F-22. The F-35 was meant to cost about half of what the taxpayer got stiffed for the F-22. Some really juicy pork to be had here before the drones take over.
 
#8
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?
 
#9
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then then the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
 
#10
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then then the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
?? :? 8O
 
#11
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?
Built to counter the threat from the second-finest fighter in the world... the, erm, F-15.

The Americans have been in an arms race with themselves.
 
#12
Pigshyt_Freeman said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?
Built to counter the threat from the second-finest fighter in the world... the, erm, F-15.

The Americans have been in an arms race with themselves.
Yes of course, the F22 was built to fight the F15 :x The f15 was built to fight the mythical Dog fighter the Mig 25, so how does that work out?
 
#14
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then than the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
?? :? 8O
Yup, the USAF got the grand total of 186 F-22's
And the RAF are getting 160 Typhoons.
 
#16
parapauk said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then than the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
?? :? 8O
Yup, the USAF got the grand total of 186 F-22's
And the RAF are getting 160 Typhoons.
Actually, the RAF were getting 232
 
#17
Semper_Flexibilis said:
parapauk said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then than the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
?? :? 8O
Yup, the USAF got the grand total of 186 F-22's
And the RAF are getting 160 Typhoons.
Actually, the RAF were getting 232
Indeed.
 
#18
Ord_Sgt said:
I'm not sure of either of your points?
The point I was making before the village idiot turned in was that the F-22 was so eyewateringly expensive, even the USAF could only afford so few it was hardly worth the effort. They would have 186 shiny new toys versus our less shiny but very capable 232.
 
#19
Semper_Flexibilis said:
parapauk said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Ord_Sgt said:
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Grapevine said:
The practically useless F-22? What, the most dangerous fighter jet ever made? Not a fan of supercruise, manoeuvrability, range, stealth and EW capability?

And the USAF ended up with less of then than the number of Typhoons the by comparison tiny RAF is getting.
?? :? 8O
Yup, the USAF got the grand total of 186 F-22's
And the RAF are getting 160 Typhoons.
Actually, the RAF were getting 232
Ahh so you are playing pi$$ing games because the USAF were going to get originally something like 650 jets. The RAF were due to get 232 Typhoons, can you educate us on how that relates to the generation of said jets?

Thanks.
 
#20
Semper_Flexibilis said:
Ord_Sgt said:
I'm not sure of either of your points?
The point I was making before the village idiot turned in was that the F-22 was so eyewateringly expensive, even the USAF could only afford so few it was hardly worth the effort. They would have 186 shiny new toys versus our less shiny but very capable 232.
While the Typhoon is indeed a very capable aircraft, to compare it to the F22 is like comparing a VW Golf to a Ferarri, both good cars but one is waaay above the other.
 

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