Luo – Ma said that if the planned price and the latest production F35 F-16 rather
Lockheed Martin that if the planned production, F-35 price is expected to reach $ 60 million.
According to the U.S., “Aerospace Daily,” June 18, 2010 reported that Lockheed Martin F-35 is strongly opposed to becoming economically unsustainable point, that if we can produce according to plan, F-35 price with the latest model of F-16 and F/A-18 prices are pretty. June 17, held in Washington, an annex to a media event, Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens said: “If we can guarantee the number of F-35 production, reducing the learning curve, then the F-35 procurement costs are expected with the F/A-18E/F or F-16 Block 60 rather. “
F-35 vice president of business development Steve O’Bryan said Lockheed Martin hopes F-35A (with the engine ) of the factory price of $ 60 million (2010 values), and the Pentagon cost analysis and project evaluation (CAPE) Group F-35A estimated factory price of $ 80 million. Lockheed Martin is not on the factory price of the definition adopted by the Pentagon, instead of the average purchase price (APUC), including related military construction costs, and the F-35-III machines, the average price.
CAPE estimated from the project since the beginning of 2001, APUC grew more than 80% of the cost of growth in May this year, forcing the Pentagon to re-examine the F-35 (“Aerospace Daily”, June 3 days). Lockheed Martin F-35 claimed the first three low-production (LRIP) contract price and the fourth batch of the negotiated price is expected to reach an agreement within two weeks and the Pentagon. O’Bryan said the plane cheaper than the cost of LRIP 3 CAPE estimated 20% lower than the LRIP 4 will also be at least 20%. O’Bryan said that “quite” is a very important concept, because the price includes the F-35 radars, targeting pods, electronic warfare system, jammer, head-mounted display, and the other in the F-16 and F/A-18 The price does not include stand-alone equipment. Assumed capable of producing 120 to 200 F-35A, in 2016 to end 17 years of low production F-35A’s single price is expected to reach $ 60 million. F-35B and F-35C will be priced higher. From the initial batch of two aircraft to the LRIP 4 of 32 aircraft, airframe costs by 50%, the price does not include the F135. First three batches of cost plus fee to negotiate LRIP 4 fixed-price incentive contract, earlier than originally planned for two years, Stevens said that it enhances the company’s confidence in the assessment of costs. (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Chenxuan You)