Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lockheed Martin strike to make F-35 even more expensive — RT

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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II (AFP Photo / Keith Simmons)

When all is said and done, the cost of the United States' F-35 jet fighter program is expected to exceed the entire gross domestic product of Spain. But will it be worth the decades of research and $1.5 trillion price tag?

Even with the Pentagon expecting to take another seven years to complete a working fleet of the fighter jets, the status of the program has already spawned reviews that include words like “calamity” and “huge disappointment.” Now things come very soon be getting even costlier as the thousands of workers responsible for the aircraft have walked off the job...