Australia Confirms Plan To Buy 58 More F-35s, Bringing Total To 72

By Gabe Starosta, James Drew / April 23, 2014 at 3:29 PM
The Australian government confirmed last night its intent to buy 72 F-35 aircraft or more, depending on the future condition of its F/A-18 Super Hornets. Australia's long-awaited announcement of a decision to buy 58 conventional-variant F-35As on top of the 14 it has already started funding will come as welcome news to prime contractor Lockheed Martin and the JSF program office, but it does not represent a quantity increase -- it is simply an approval by the Australian government to...

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