tw0122 Saturday, 03/02/19 09:42:15 AM Re: None Post # of 303 1.5 trillion dollars given for free by US taxpayers to LMT on a failed fighter jet. Take that $1.5 trillion dollars would cover the cost of Healthcare for all Americans for the next 15 years. The ambitious Joint Strike Fighter program was expected to create a jet fighter that could be used by all branches of the military. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin was supposed to provide a fifth-generation stealth fighter able to take off from anywhere, land on anything, and deploy almost any weapon. However, the combat aircraft, designed to perform ground-attack and air-superiority missions, is still unable to work as intended, and the project turned out to be incredibly expensive. The enormous cost, which is expected to top $1.5 trillion, has by right turned the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into America's 'most expensive' weapon system ever.