After conducting a series of intensive reviews, the Pentagon expects to send a revised number to Congress on the cost of ownership for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter early next year, says Vice Adm. David Venlet, the government’s JSF program executive. Pentagon officials predicted a $1 trillion price to develop, buy and operate the stealthy, single-engine fighter in April, when the most recent selected acquisition report (SAR) was sent to Capitol Hill. That triggered sticker shock not only ...

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