17 Jul '17, 6pm

Britain losing millions on flawed F-35 fighters: Report

LONDON: Britain is paying hundreds of millions of pounds in hidden costs for a next-generation warplane that will be unable to function properly because of defence cuts, a media report said. The F-35 Lightning II , the most expensive aircraft of its kind, was described by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon as the "most powerful and comprehensive" fast jet in history. Its American manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, has said that the aircraft will cost Britain between 77 million pounds and 100 million pounds each, the Times reported on Monday. The report said the British taxpayers face spending over 150 million pounds for each of the high-tech fighter bombers, with the extra payment for items such as software upgrades, spare parts and cost reduction initiatives being buried in US defence contracts and had not been included in the published figures. The report quoted military insid...

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