Digit of the day: How much money will the US spend on servicing the latest fighters?

US $ 1.9 billion will be spent on servicing the latest fighters

Pentagon representatives at their

The official website said that this year the main US costs for servicing the latest F-35 fighters will be about $ 1.9 billion.

At the same time, the main and additional costsThe United States will provide more than $ 2 billion for F-35 fighter maintenance services. It is noted that as part of this amount, both the work of the aircraft and the purchase of additional parts for 28 aircraft were taken into account.

”Lockheed Martin awarded contractvalued at $ 1.926 billion for maintenance and logistical support for F-35 fighters, which are in service with the US Navy, Navy and ILC, as well as foreign customers. All work must be completed by December 2020, ”the Pentagon press service said in an official statement.