Australia to Order First Batch of Joint Strike Fighters




Australia is to buy an initial batch of 14 conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at an estimated cost of AUD3.2 billion (US$2.94 billion). A second batch of JSFs and all necessary support and enabling capabilities, sufficient to establish three operational squadrons and a training squadron, will be considered in 2012 when much firmer cost estimates are available. The government’s Defence White Paper published in May committed to acqui...
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