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JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:01 pm

At $276,5 billions, for 2,400 planes, it means that on average each plane is going to cost around $115 millions. Hardly the bargain it was meant to be.

And no wonder why so many countries are considering pulling out of this program. Will we see the Rafale under the colors of Her Majesty Royal Navy ?!?!?!

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RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:10 pm

Does this include lifetime parts and maintenance for the aircraft?
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RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:55 am

Only 8%? That's one of the better managed programs!  Wink
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RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:44 am

Just watched the JSF last night in "Future Weapons". Pretty impressive. At $115M a copy, that isn't too far off the Super Hornet's price, - and cutting edge, to boot. I wonder which would win in a simulation.  scratchchin 
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RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:47 am

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 3):
At $115M a copy, that isn't too far off the Super Hornet's price, - and cutting edge, to boot. I wonder which would win in a simulation.

Well, we now know that a Super Hornet can beat a $250M Raptor...
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RE: JSF Cost Up Nearly 8%

Tue May 02, 2006 2:33 pm

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 3):
Just watched the JSF last night in "Future Weapons". Pretty impressive. At $115M a copy, that isn't too far off the Super Hornet's price, - and cutting edge, to boot. I wonder which would win in a simulation.

I'd like to know if that includes development costs and how that cost breaks down between various versions. The $250 million figure for the Raptor does include development costs, from what I've heard.

Perhaps it is unfair to put that figure on the "plain vanila" airforce version. My guess is most of the development cost came from having to make provisions for the STOVL and carrier versions.

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