F-35 JPO Estimates Life-Cycle Sustainment Costs To Drop 15 Percent

By Courtney Albon / December 3, 2014 at 6:26 PM
The F-35 Joint Program Office is anticipating its life-cycle sustainment cost estimate will drop 15 percent over last year's projection to approximately $780 billion. That figure considers F-35 sustainment costs over the next 50 years. The Joint Strike Fighter's deputy program executive officer, Rear Adm. Randolph Mahr, told reporters on Dec. 3 that the final projection is still in coordination within the Defense Department and will be released with the program's selected acquisition report in January. "We're working with the...

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