Friday, March 15, 2013

As F-35 costs soar, Boeing enters the fray

As F-35 costs soar, Boeing enters the fray: As international concerns grow over the Joint Strike Fighter F-35 costs, Boeing is offering Canada a rival warplane that the company says can beat Lockheed Martin on price, performance and operational expense.
"In a dogfight of defense contractors, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. It's happening now to the F-35," CBC News said. Canada has been at the forefront of controversy over JSF costs, which have been contested by other prospective buyers elsewhere. Boeing senior executives told CBC the defense manufacturer's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet was "a proven fighter" in contrast to F-35's "paper airplane" and could be available to Canada at half the price tag.