The head of the Pentagon has recognized the American F-35 fighter "piece of shit"

Aviation Week & Space Technology published an article in which the head of the Pentagon Christopher Miller, shortly before

of his resignation, spoke impartially about the American F-35 fighter, calling the program for its creation "a piece of crap."

In its material, the publication refers to the wordsformer Assistant Procurement Secretary of the United States Air Force (Air Force) Will Roper. According to the source, the Pentagon is not satisfied with the pace of cost cutting on this aircraft from the fifth generation fighter manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

”Lockheed Martin has pledged to lower the averagethe hourly cost of operating the F-35A to $ 25,000 by 2025, down about 25 percent from 2018. But as he approached his retirement, Roper was not satisfied with the pace of cost cuts as the Air Force seeks to receive new F-35s at the rate of 48-60 aircraft annually, ”according to the material published by Aviation Week & Space Technology.