Boeing touts fighter jet to rival F-35 — at half the price
As it stands, the official estimate for a fleet of 65 F-35s is that they will cost $9 billion to buy and almost $37 billion to operate over the next 42 years. So, a total of just under $46 billion. If Boeing’s figures hold up, the Super Hornets would cost about half that.
The math is easy, but the result is eye-popping nonetheless. It’s a saving of up to $23 billion.
Numbers like that have a way of getting attention.