Donald Trump says he’ll reduce the costs of the Pentagon’s most expensive weapons program — Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — after he takes office.READ MORE: I-Team: Bank Of America And Zelle Customers Targeted In New High-Tech Scam
The president-elect tweeted Monday 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.”READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
The tweet comes the same day Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Israel as it prepared to receive the first two next-generation F-35 fighter jets intended to help preserve the country’s military edge in the volatile Mideast.
The F-35 program has an estimated cost of nearly $400 billion. Israel is among a small number of allies to get the plane.MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting
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