First two F-35A fighter jets to arrive in Australia amid warning on cost

First two F-35A fighter jets to arrive in Australia amid warning on cost
 

Australia will take delivery of its first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, with the aircraft arriving at the Williamtown RAAF base on Monday.
The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has been labelled the most advanced in the world but it has also been widely criticised for cost overruns and technical problems.
The commonwealth auditor general last week released a report into the $17bn procurement of the fighter jets, which found the total could be even higher and the cost of maintaining and operating the fleet was unknown.
“The developmental nature of the international JSF program means that Defence... read more

 
10 December 2018 in World News, Views: 54
Source: Guardian
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