Lot 14 Negotiations and Cost

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Unread post09 Apr 2019, 22:04

F-35 PEO: $75M unit cost by Lot 14 'within the art of the possible'

By Courtney Albon
April 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM

The unit cost of the F-35A could go as low as $75 million in Lot 14 of low-rate initial production if the program can improve supply chain and production line performance, the head of the program recently told Inside Defense . The joint program office has been working with prime contractor Lockheed Martin and engine-maker Pratt & Whitney to reduce the cost of the F-35A to $80 million by 2020. Program officials have said they think the jet's price tag...


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Unread post09 Apr 2019, 23:54

SpudmanWP wrote:F-35 PEO: $75M unit cost by Lot 14 'within the art of the possible'

By Courtney Albon
April 9, 2019 at 11:25 AM

The unit cost of the F-35A could go as low as $75 million in Lot 14 of low-rate initial production if the program can improve supply chain and production line performance, the head of the program recently told Inside Defense . The joint program office has been working with prime contractor Lockheed Martin and engine-maker Pratt & Whitney to reduce the cost of the F-35A to $80 million by 2020. Program officials have said they think the jet's price tag...


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Of course they will need to increase production even further! So, could this be a ploy by Lockheed Martin and USAF to not buy the F-15EX. :wink:
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Unread post10 Apr 2019, 00:14

This item appeared in this year's budget as Item#1 under the F-35 footnotes

1) Airframe Unit Recurring Flyaway (URF) is directly affected by United States Air Force (USAF), Department of the Navy (DON) and International Partners quantity profile changes year over year


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Stop FKING around with the schedule
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