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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"… future air combat forces, may cost much more than the nation can afford, a federal auditor told a Senate panel Wednesday. Michael J. Sullivan, acquisitions director …"

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.

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"… the skies at supersonic speeds. Six years later, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates asked that production be halted and Congress agreed to pull $1.75 billion …"