Another day, another F-35 fiasco. This time it's Australia that's getting cold, make that colder, feet on the overdue, over priced, under performer.
The Canberra Times reports that Australia's defence minister has directed a delay in orders for Australia's second batch of 58 F-35s.
Lockheed Martin vice-president Tom Burbage told an Australian parliamentary defence committee the postponement of plane orders by the U.S. and other countries was ''the single largest contributor to the increases in the unit cost of the F-35."
...According to Reuters, the U.S. government decided to delay its order of F-35 jets in order to save $15.1 billion through fiscal year 2017 and allow more time for testing and development.
...Last month, Italy announced plans to cut its order from 131 planes to 90 planes.