I guess the most important word of that article is missing in that article, and this word is: F-35Because of the Hot debate over the fate of the Old F15C/D series. It says so in the article.
how many aircraft is in Lot 11? asking because now noticed
also curious how that half of a bil until 2023 is related to one bil and a half until next May May 1, 2018
it sure looks like several mil per aircraft per year for 'support' LOL
EDIT to be included into the flying cost per hour, yes? no?
and here's JSTARS related part of the most recent DefenseNews article
also funny (the DefenseNews linked in the post right above):
you could've included the sentence following the one you clipped out of Yesterday at 8:12 PMThats the cynicism talking. The F35 is not the end all be all of Pentagon success or failure. F15C/D has issues of its own.