DOD Reports Small Growth In F-35 Acquisition Costs, Drop In O&S Estimate

By Gabe Starosta / April 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM
The latest Selected Acquisition Report for the Joint Strike Fighter program shows marginal cost growth for F-35 procurement and reductions in cost estimates for life-cycle sustainment, lowering the total projected cost by 2 percent over last year's data -- but still estimating a price tag of $921 billion in fiscal year 2012 dollars. FY-12 dollar figures are used because the F-35 program was re-baselined in that year. In total, and using figures determined both by the JSF joint program office...

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