F-35 sustainment cost fell 34% between 2014 and 2022

By Vanessa Montalbano / March 28, 2024 at 1:05 PM
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's sustainment price tag is slowly dropping after being one of the Defense Department's costliest combat aircraft for decades, the F-35 Joint Program Office told Inside Defense . “We have continued to reduce sustainment costs through growth and maturation of the F-35 enterprise including JPO Product Support Manager efforts to drive down contract costs; better alignment of U.S. services requirements and budgets; and an active cost-reduction initiative pipeline,” JPO spokesman Russell Goemaere said in an email...

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