Yet another continuation of the F-35 not going to be cheap series. Previous thread here:
This time Japan to buy 42 F-35s for US$10 billion (US$238m per F-35A).
No reason why Singapore will get a different pricing.
At this rate Russia can spend tens of billions to develop the PAK FA, make it stealthy and lethal, and it will still have export potential.
Australia to delay its F-35A delivery by 2 years to be consistent with US timelines.
This as Canada's Govt is facing calls over the F-35 costing (Discrepancy of C$14.7b vs C$25b for 65 jets).
Looks like Singapore will get its F-35 later as well. As at 9 April, Minister stated the following:
"We are characterized as a security cooperative partner. We’re still evaluating it. We won’t be seen as a major procurer. We have modest defense needs, relatively. We have now F-15 and F-16 fleets, which are quite current and meet our capability. F-35s are obviously being seriously evaluated, but we haven’t finished the evaluation."
US Navy looking for a super hornet replacement that's not the F-35C.