The two jets – part of Australia’s largest and most controversial defence purchase worth about $17bn – will take part in Avalon air show
Two F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets have landed in Australia for the first time, arriving at Amberley air force base outside Brisbane on Monday.
Australia has committed to buy 72 of the planes in the country’s largest – and most controversial – defence purchase, in a deal worth about $17bn. The jets will be delivered between 2018 and 2023 at a cost per fighter of about US$90m.
The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.
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