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.
“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.”