Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Impossible to predict costs of F-35 : UK politicos

Rapidly rising costs may force the Ministry of Defence to cut its planned order of 138 stealth jets.
MPs on the Commons defence committee heard it was impossible to accurately forecast the costs of the F-35.

Britain has already signed a contract for the first batch of 48, which are estimated to cost £9.1bn by 2025, including training and maintenance. Now it would be “imprudent” and “misleading” to even give an estimate for the cost of the rest.