Initial F-35 C2D2 costs estimated at $16 billion through FY-24

By Courtney Albon / March 7, 2018 at 7:33 PM
Initial cost estimates for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's newly re-shaped Continuous Capability Development and Delivery plan indicate the effort could cost the Defense Department about $16 billion in development and procurement funds through fiscal year 2024 -- though the head of the program told reporters Wednesday that number will likely shrink as the joint program office refines the details of its new strategy. The $16 billion estimate includes $10.8 billion for C2D2 capability development and about $5 billion for...

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