F35 program may be unaffordable, auditor says

By Richard H.P. Sia

The most costly military program in history might wind up busting the Pentagon budget.

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"… 45 tanker and a new bomber program.” Meanwhile, J. Michael Gilmore, the Pentagon’s chief weapons tester, warned that the fighter’s costs are climbing …"

"… to explain the problems encountered by the high-tech, stealth fighter, the Pentagon’s single most expensive weapons program at a total estimated cost of $39 …"

"… y drive up the cost of each plane. Both Sullivan and Gilmore credited the Pentagon for overhauling the program’s development and production plans three yea …"

"… e test fleet in March for inspections and maintenance. Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, gave an upbeat assessment of the program while agre …"

A close call for the world’s most advanced warplane?

By Douglas Birch

Fuel line leaks and a special vulnerability to lightning are the latest troubles for the Pentagon's advanced fighter jet

Costly work ahead for F-22

By Aaron Mehta

America's newest fighter jet needs years of upgrades and repairs, but pilots are not keen to fly them.