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F-35's $1 Trillion Support Cost Ticks Up as More Flights Seen

  • New estimate assumes jets fly 60 years, a six-year increase
  • Pentagon also cites soaring cost of Raytheon GPS stations

The trillion-dollar cost to operate and support Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet through decades of flight has increased by about $107 billion from last year, according to Pentagon officials.

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