If any further proof is required that DTRT hasn't a clue what he's talking about, the conformal fuel tanks on the F15 are NOT drop-tanks.
The current price of an F16 is known. Comparing that to a concocted "high rate production price" of an F35 is ludicrous, especially when that price doesn't include little details such as an engine...
The issue reads more like current events than an archive.
Articles on the Air Force and Pentagon unable to agree on a CAS replacement aircraft for the A-10, a GAO study warning that...
Talyn: they are related in a way because the topic of the article is the US Budget.
A contract must be signed by both parties to be enforceable. Did Lockheed sign?