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...the controversial Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35, the most expensive fighter in history. Among delays, delays and mistakes, the ill-fated project of the Lockheed has undergone many adjustments in the budget today that each piece should cost 200 million euros. She wanted Italy 131, the program includes a charge of at least 15 billion over twelve years, but the increases are inevitable, given the need for changes to the original design: only last month the commission of the Pentagon is looking at the prototypes of ' F-35 asked 725 corrections, the driver's helmet to suspension in landing that has failed all the field tests.
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 7483358%2F
Note that 200 million Euros converts to ~$250 million. And you thought the North American press was full of bad information, half truths and outright lies! OK, it is, but still; that's a whopper.
Everywhere the same wrangling. Economies are hurting, budgets are shrinking, and the F-35 is a big target.