Here’s some updated aircraft costs taken from the proposed budget documents submitted to Congress (1). The numbers are self-explanatory.
F/A-18E/F 2016 qty=5 $350M ($70M ea)
F-35C 2015 qty=4 $928M ($232M ea)
2016 qty=6 $1,062B ($177M ea)
F-35B 2015 qty=6 $1,288B ($215M ea)
2016 qty=15 $2,292B ($153M ea)
Those F-35 costs are a bit more than the numbers that F-35 supporters like to throw around. It’s hard to imagine the costs dropping to $80M ea or less as has been recently claimed.
(1)Department of Defense Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 President's Budget Submission, Feb 2016 Navy Justification Book, Volume 1 of 4, Aircraft Procurement, Navy Budget Activity 01−04