It has been dubbed America’s most expensive war machine. A single unit costs $80 million, or upwards of Sh8 Billion.

The F-35 is America’s fifth generation fighter jet. Lockheed Martin won the contract to build it 14 years ago, and it has been The United State’s voice in the sky all these years. It is one of the best fighter jets ever made, if not the best, and that explains the massive budget Pentagon has put into it, and the long term commitment.

Business Insider gained access to its production facility, and in the slider below, we look at the features that make it great. 

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The F-35 is the Pentagon’s largest arms program, with an estimated price tag of $391 billion over the next five decades.


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