There’s been a lot of talking heads throwing out numbers regarding the true cost(s) of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, or JSF as it’s known. Matt over to Blackfive has an excellent article up about the “drive-away” costs of a single unit, versus the various numbers plucked from who knows where you’ve seen in the news. It’s an excellent and well-written article, as anyone who’s visited Blackfive knows, and includes some nice input from those on various sides of the program.
The article in question is here: Please go and read and see how procurement plays out. The comments are very good too.
If you have an interest in this program, and you should since we’ll be using it for the next 60 years or so, then take a little time today to read the background information, and, if nothing else, read Matt’s fine article.