Here are some interesting acquisition costs for the Air Force’s F-35A, as taken from the Department of Defense, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 President’s Budget Submission, Feb 2012, Air Force, Justification Book Volume 1, Aircraft Procurement, Air Force. The costs are reported in the document as “Total Flyaway Cost”.
Prior Years (25 aircraft) $215M each
2011 (25 aircraft) $159M each
2012 (18 aircraft) $171M each
2013 (19 aircraft) $160M each
I don’t know what time period the Prior Years covers.
Engines are included in the cost.
No point to the post – just data.