The Life Cycle Cost of Canada’s F-35 Program – A Fiscal Analysis
This report presents a cost analysis of Canada’s F-35 program, including estimates for the Development, Acquisition, Operations and Sustainment, and Disposal phases.
The total estimated cost of the development, acquisition, operations and sustainment, and disposal of the new fleet of fighter jets is $73.9 billion over a 45-year period.
The total cost of the acquisition phase, including not just the purchase cost of the fighter jets but all acquisition phase activities, is projected to be $19.8 billion according to our analysis.
Parliamentary Budget Officer