(Not An Actual F-35 in Flight)

The Absurdity of the F-35


When the F-35 program was announced in October 2001, the estimated cost per aircraft was set at $40 to $50 million. The F-35 is now in its 18th year of development. Not deployment. Development. It’s an appalling saga of continuing redesign, test deficiencies, botched fixes, schedule slippages and, above all, cost overruns. In fact, last…