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Posted: 2/15/2012 7:47:10 AM EDT
I guess our unit costs will keep rising.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17042065

"Italy is cutting an order for combat jets by more than 30% as part of the country's austerity measures.
Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola says the nation will buy 90 of the F-35 aircraft made by Lockheed Martin. The original order was for 131 jets."

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:47:54 AM EDT
italy is super broke so no surprise
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:49:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:49:41 AM EDT
such a cluster fuck
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:50:32 AM EDT
Make it up by charging Italy more per plane.

That's how property taxes work! Property value drops, so the county just raises the millage rate!
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:04:08 AM EDT
Common on economy collapse so we can start bartering our products and cut the .gov out of the equation.


Wait....I don't have anything to barter.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:12:09 AM EDT
Did they submit a credit app?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:17:31 AM EDT
how are they going to pay for them ? obama lucky bucks ?
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:19:41 AM EDT
Italy doesn't even need 1 F-35.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:21:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By snakes19:
italy is super broke so no surprise


Yep. They are not going fund olympic either.

No money.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:24:08 AM EDT
Ah, but they're going to pay for 'em in lira anyway.

Gig 'em,

backbencher
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:35:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:39:27 AM EDT
I didn't even think they used US jets.
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