Japan will have to pay 50% more for F-35 Stealth jets

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    Each F-35 stealth jet that Japan buys from the United States in fiscal 2013 will be 50 percent more expensive than in the current year, according to Defense Ministry officials.

    The ministry cited lower production efficiency for the price hike — which will see the acquisition cost soar to ¥15.4 billion from ¥10.2 billion per aircraft — and plans to buy two F-35s in the next fiscal year, the officials said Tuesday.

    To this end, the ministry will seek ¥30.8 billion to cover the acquisition costs in the fiscal 2013 budget request it must submit by Friday, they added.

    Japan plans to purchase a total of 42 F-35s and signed a contract to acquire the first four at a price of around ¥10.2 billion each in fiscal 2012. The four aircraft are scheduled for delivery by fiscal 2016. Last December, Japan announced it had selected the F-35 to replace the Air Self-Defense Force's aging fleet of F-4s and become its next-generation fighter jet.

    U.S. stealth jets may cost 50% more | The Japan Times Online
     
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    ~$200Billion for the first 2.

    Well, this happens during the initial stages of the program.
     
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    Japanese will pay $195 million each for first 2 F-35 Lightning II ... :wtf:
     
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    Haha! Yeah. Million. :D
     

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