|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.