First two F-35A fighter jets to arrive in Australia amid warning on cost

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Auditor general’s report warns of a shortage of spare parts and that the $17bn budgeted for 72 strike fighters may climb further

Australia will take delivery of its first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters, with the aircraft arriving at the Williamtown RAAF base on Monday.

The F-35A Joint Strike Fighter has been labelled the most advanced in the world but it has also been widely criticised for cost overruns and technical problems.

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