U.S. Air Force sticking to plans to buy 1,763 F-35 jets

The U.S. Air Force affirmed on Thursday its plans to…

The U.S. Air Force affirmed on Thursday its plans to buy 1,763 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp in coming years, as Lockheed and the government neared agreement on a multi-billion dollar contract for a fifth batch of planes.

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley told an investor conference that the service remained committed to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which alone accounts for 15 percent of the service’s annual investment spending, and had no plans to revise its projected purchase of 1,763 of the new radar-evading jets.

“I don’t think there’s any reason to revisit that anytime in the near future,” Donley told the Credit Suisse conference, underscoring his support for the Pentagon’s biggest weapons program.

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  • Richard

    With China Russia India buliding future fighter jets right now compete surpass f22 jet fighter. One wonders if F-35 gone be obsolete time put in full services.

  • Gregory

    This means that china or Russia will only need 1,763 missiles to defeat the United States in a war. Wow, idiots in the White House and Pentagon. You just can’t fix stupid!