The Pentagon's decision to postpone production of 179 F-35s over the next 5 years to save $15.1B...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Pentagon's decision to postpone production of 179 F-35s over the next 5 years to save $15.1B will actually increase the total cost for the U.S. and other countries who buy the plane, Lockheed Martin (LMT) says. The price of the fighter jet is dependent on volume, so the U.S. slow-down "changes the dynamics of the cost equation."