The Pentagon envisioned the F-35 as an affordable, state-of-the-art stealth jet, but at seven years behind schedule and 70% over budget, is this $400 billion-dollar plane worth the jobs it supports? | http://bloom.bg/YFKGWG
Unfortunately, Lockheed and Northrop have never been able to produce these awesome products for cost do to so many factors. The F35 is a fantastic aircraft, Lockheed needs to move into production faster in order to produce them for cost.
obama has nothing to do in producing this aircraft.. congress has the upper hand in approving this contract... since obama is more obsess in development of drone craft.. it is widely tested as more effective in combating terrorist hide-out and intellegence survelance.
Should have spent the money on the F22 Raptor and new missles and supersonic drones..People arnt needed to deliver ordinace. And the raptor F22 is air superiority ultimate where humans are still needed to do battle. 400bn ? As a Brit we have two carriers being built for this the whole project is trying to do all things . as usual ends up over priced and no good at the specifics like air combat.