Australia inks deal for 58 more F-35s

Australia will buy another 58 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from Lockheed Martin in a deal worth Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion), meaning its total JSF fleet will be 72-strong after an initial contract for 14 fighters was signed in 2009. "The F-35 will provide a major boost to the Australian Defence Force's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities," Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement. "The acquisition of F-35 aircraft will bring significant economic benefits to...
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