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Bloomberg: F-35s to sell for as low as $80 million in 2019

Pentagon Says JSF Costs to Reach "4th Generation Prices" by 2019

According to the Pentagon’s top F-35 official, F-35s could sell for as low as $80 million per plane within five years, including adjusting for inflation and other factors.

From Bloomberg:

“The cost of an F-35A in 2019 will be somewhere between $80 and $85 million, with an engine, with profit, with inflation,” U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan, the Pentagon’s manager of the program, told reporters in Canberra today. “The important thing about that is when you can start offering a fifth-generation airplane that rivals fourth-generation prices, you’ve got a pretty good airplane.”

To read the full coverage in Bloomberg, click here. Visit F35.com for more information on the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program.

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