April 13, 2024

DoD $1.4B Short on Next F-35 Contract

'Lightning Carrier' Deployed to Pacific

The Pentagon is $1.4 billion short for its next major F-35 contract with Lockheed. If more money isn’t found, the pending three-year contract, valued at as much as $30 billion, will yield fewer aircraft for the US’s costliest weapons program, which is now estimated at $412 billion.