Jan 10, 2014

Norway says F-35 jet on track; keeping eye on costs

Norway's defense minister on Thursday said the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter program is on the right track after a major restructuring in 2010, with the cost of the new stealth warplane coming down and most technical issues solved.
Norway is one of eight countries that helped the United States develop the new radar-evading warplane. Norway has ordered 16 of the 52 jets it plans to buy in coming years, with the first jets to be delivered in 2017, a year earlier than planned.
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the Pentagon's costliest arms program. The U.S. military plans buy 2,443 jets for the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy over coming decades.

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