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F-35 Lightning II

Country of Origin: USA

program cost

The unit cost of the F-35 is variable and is unlikely to be finalized until development is complete. The first low-rate production lot of two F-35As cost about US$200 million each, while the second lot of six each cost about US$160 million (in 2008 dollars and without the engines).

On April 8, 2008, Lockheed announced that a newly released Pentagon report indicated that estimated acquisition costs for the F-35 dropped by about US$1 billion from 2006 to 2007. The selected...

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