F-35 Block Buy: An Assessment of Potential Savings

F-35 Block Buy: An Assessment of Potential Savings

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In 2015, the United States and partner governments in the F-35 program began considering the use of a three-year block buy (BB) contract for procurement of F-35 aircraft during fiscal years 2018–2020. This report assesses potential cost savings available through use of a three-year block buy contract for procurement of F-35 aircraft during fiscal years 2018–2020 — approximately $2.1 billion, or 4.9 percent of the cost of annual contracting.