There has been a lot of “talk” about the F35. The cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program found itself in President Trump’s crosshairs. The program is the most expensive military weapons system in history (figure $100 million per plane at present). The reason one hears so many variants of the cost of the F35 is that its cost has been coming down.
The F35 is actually several planes designed for the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps (this is a vertical takeoff variant). Why should we spend all this money?
The following video helps to understand why, despite cost overruns and delays, the project continues to move forward (and, yes, the video was produced by Lockheed Martin – so, put that into your computation as needed).
And thanks to BC for sending this to me.