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Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Why is the US spending so much on the F-35 fighter?

Despite incessant technical problems and delays, the US military has no plans to cancel the new F-35 fighter jet, the costliest weapons program in Pentagon history. The Joint Strike Fighter has been touted as a technological wonder that will dominate […]


Boeing Partners with US Air Force to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

Boeing Partners with US Air Force to Reduce Supply Chain Costs

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC) have entered into an overarching public-private partnership that will streamline supply chain contracting, saving money and speeding up execution by as much as 10 months. The partnership – the first of […]


Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

Cost of UK Aircraft Carriers Passes £6 billion

The price tag for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers is set to top more than £6 billion as the Government prepares to announce further cost overruns, according to reports. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is expected to announce the projected […]


A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

A Cost Analysis of the US Air Force Overseas Posture: Informing Strategic Choices

This report seeks to inform the debate over the extent of U.S. military presence overseas by providing a rigorous estimate of the costs associated with maintaining U.S. Air Force installations and units overseas rather than in the United States. The […]


5th-Generation Fighter Plan Hits Hurdle As Russia Hikes Cost

5th-Generation Fighter Plan Hits Hurdle As Russia Hikes Cost

India’s biggest defence project in the making, the critical joint development of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) with Russia, has flown into some rough weather. Defence ministry sources said the inking of the final design and R&D contract for the […]


Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program — the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history — is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel here June 19. Testifying […]


Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

The Air Force announced today it expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. The announcement was included in a joint report detailing service-specific IOC requirements and dates for each of the F-35 variants that was […]


Affordability Remains Priority for Joint Strike Fighter Program

Affordability Remains Priority for Joint Strike Fighter Program

Affordability remains the priority for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, the Pentagon’s program executive officer for the Defense Department’s most expensive procurement told Congress yesterday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan told the Senate Armed Services Committee’s […]


Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

Iraq, Afghan wars to cost US up to $6 trillion: study

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost the United States between $4-6 trillion in the long term, constraining the government’s budget for decades to come, a study said. Harvard University scholar Linda Bilmes concluded that the United States will face […]


 
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