Texas Business Report: Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter Jets Cost Too Much

The first fleet of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets, which are produced in Fort Worth, are roughly $1 billion more expensive than anticipated.
Sat March 24, 2012 1:05 am
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The first fleet of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets will be about $1 billion more expensive than anticipated, Bloomberg  reported this week. The price tag for the 63 jets, which are being manufactured at the company’s aeronautics plant in Fort Worth, is increasing due to engineering changes, software development, and flight

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