H/t reader squodgy:
“Ha ha ha ha ho ho ho….is this possibly based on the indisputable fact that based on its’ present performance it won’t be in operation until 2030.”
The projected life of the F-35 Lightning II has been extended by six years to 2070 after the US military services tweaked the number of flight hours their fleets should log before retirement.
According to the Pentagon’s selected acquisition report (SAR), published on 25 March, the total cost of developing, building, basing, operating and maintaining 2,457 aircraft has increased by 6.8% to $1.5 trillion (2015 dollars) compared to one year ago.
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