AmericanMilitaryNews: On Monday, President Donald Trump spoke to the press and stated that he was able to make a deal with Lockheed Martine that would cut off approximately $600 million dollars from the price of the controversial F-35 fighter jet program.
“We cut approximately $600 million off the F-35 fighter, and that only amounts to 90 planes out of close to 3,000 planes,” Trump told reporters. “And when you think about $600 million, it was announced by Marillyn, who’s very talented, the head of Lockheed Martin. I got involved in that about a month ago. A lot was put out, and when they say a lot, a lot meant about 90 planes. They were having a lot of difficulty. There was no movement and I was able to get $600 million approximately off those planes.”
“There were great delays, about seven years of delays, tremendous cost overruns,” Trump said. “We’ve ended all that, and we’ve got that program really, really now in good shape.”