Friday, 20 May 2011
The US wants to cost down it deficits as such reduce it defence spending. But the country also wants to maintain its leadership in weaponry with the best strike force in the world. One deterrent stands on it way – cost.
Combat fighter jets F35, Joint Strike Fighter, which Lockheed Martin is developing for the U.S. military, is becoming so expensive that the U.S. can not afford, according to Ashton Carter, Secretary of U.S. Department of Defense.
Over the past ten years, the cost of the 2443 plane, the Pentagon wants to buy has doubled. “It is unacceptable, "said Ashton.
F35, which competes with the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen aircraft on international flight orders, is America's most expensive weapons program.
But the price of the Jas gripen has remained stable as such could the USA turn to Sweden for its cost effective military need? Just a question!
By Scancomark.se Team