How much is the F-35 per plane?

With a sticker price of around $100 million per plane, including the engine, the F-35 is expensive. While stealthy and brimming with high-tech sensors, it’s also maintenance-intensive, buggy and unreliable.

How much does each F-35 model cost?

The Marine Corp’s F-35B jump jets cost $9.1 million per year, $2.3 million over budget. And the U.S. Navy’s F-35C jets cost $9.9 million annually—$2.4 million over budget. The GAO is skeptical of oft-repeated assurances that the problem will get better with time.

How much does it cost to fly an F-35 per hour?

Operations and maintenance costs for the F-35A are currently about $36,000 per flight hour.

What’s the difference between the F-35 and the fa-18e?

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and FA-18E Super Hornet Name: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II FA-18E Super Hornet Type: Stealth multirole fighter Carrier-based multirole fighter Origin: USA USA Produced: 2006 1995 Unit cost: 98 milion $ (F35A) 60.9 million $

Is the F-35C a carrier based aircraft?

Mattis’ review calls for an investigation of the cost of the entire F-35 program, but specifically for the carrier-based F-35C to fly off against Boeing’s F-18 Advanced Super Hornet package.

Is the F / A-18 Super Hornet a carrier capable aircraft?

The Boeing F/A-18E and F/A-18F Super Hornet are twin-engine carrier-capable multirole fighter aircraft variants based on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The F/A-18E single-seat and F/A-18F tandem-seat variants are larger and more advanced derivatives of the F/A-18C and D Hornet.

What’s the cost per flight hour of the F-35?

Most importantly, the Pentagon must get the cost-per-flight hour down to $25,000 by 2025, making the jet affordable to actually, well, fly. Some of these problems will be solved, and some won’t. Whatever the case, let’s never build another fighter like this again.