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F-35 LRIP 11 Signed: $89M For An F-35A, Including Engine « Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: One day after the first-ever combat airstrike by an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the Pentagon and prime contractor Lockheed Martin announced a new $11.5 billion contract for the next lot of fighters that brings the price of the Air Force model, the F-35A, down below $90 million apiece for …

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F-35C Joins Integrated Carrier Ops; Refueling Mishap: Videos Etc. « Breaking Defense

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN: The Navy dragged its feet for years after committing to buy the F-35C for carrier operations. They worried it would be too expensive to maintain. They worried the tailhook problems would persist. They worried it was too heavy. Let’s face it: the Navy leadership was …

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Navy Enters Drone Age, Taps Boeing for MQ-25 « Breaking Defense

Boeing MQ-25 Stingray prototype WASHINGTON: Boeing won an $805 contract to build four prototypes of the Navy’s robotic flying gas station, the MQ-25 Stingray, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Stingray program is expected to eventually grow into a $13 billion fleet of 72 drones. Loaded with jet fuel, they’ll vastly …

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