Why The F-35 Program Is An Expensive Necessity For The U.S. Military
On Monday, Donald Trump tweeted that "the F-35 program and its costs are out of control". He went on, saying that "billions of dollars can and will be saved on military purchases" once he becomes president. The costs of the F-35 program have indeed spiralled out of control but cancelling it at this late stage could prove a tall order for Mr. Trump. According to Statista's latest Forbes feature, a spate of recent crashes involving U.S. Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 fighter aircraft show why the F-35 has become such an expensive necessity for the U.S. military. Read the full feature here.
This chart shows F/A-18 Hornet crashes from June to December 2016.
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