Trump tweeted Monday morning that "the F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th." According to the fiscal 2017 Department of Defense budget released earlier this year, the Pentagon planned to spend $10.1 billion for F-35s -- 43 F-35As for the Air Force, 16 F-35Bs for the Marine Corps and 4 F-35Cs for the Navy. (that is $234,800 each aircraft, more than each state of art Boeing 787 Dreamliner) http://money.cnn.com/2016/12/12/investing/donald-trump-lockheed-martin-f-35-tweet/ Something I agree with Mr. Trump. While the avionics and combat com's are far advanced, the aircraft itself if very limited. Considering the threat is mainly from ground units, ISIS and terrorists, the value of a stealthy low payload multi-role aircraft is minimal. And we have the F-22 to counter the less stealthy foreign aircraft.