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      Supply, demand, and the F35 Lightning II

      U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans

      For years, Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II has been plagued by cost overruns and scheduling delays. Pentagon officials say the program is back on track.

      The overall price tag is close to $400 billion, but the cost per plane has yet to be determined. It will be based (among other factors) on how many foreign countries decide to invest in the next generation war fighter.

      Christian Davenport, federal contracting reporter with The Washington Post, explained on Government Matters.