President Trump set to save Aussie tax-payers over $200M
With just one tweet from Donald J. Trump directed at Lockheed Martin the U.S global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company that is behind the new F-35 fighter jets, has seen the company promise to claw in their budget for the F-35 program that has blown out to an estimated $379 billion.
Australia currently has 72 of the cutting edge F-35 fighter jets on order from Lockheed Martin that are expected to be delivered sometime in 2018 & put into service by 2020. 58 of the F-35 jets Australia has ordered are still currently not paid for, if the estimated price of $80 million per jet were to fall by just 5% it would save the Australian tax-payers saving $232 million on the overall purchase price.
Based on the tremendous cost and cost overruns of the Lockheed Martin F-35, I have asked Boeing to price-out a comparable F-18 Super Hornet!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
What the regressive left would call a spur of the moment tweet from a man with anger issues, was nothing more than a business man playing the game. I doubt Donald J. Trump ever planned to switch to a Boeing jet, within days the heads of Lockheed Martin were in a meeting with the now U.S President promising to lower the costs of F-35 program that has been plagued with problems from day one, the tweet did exactly what it was meant to do.