If there's one thing a company doesn't want to be known for, it's failure. Arguably, next in line to failure would be asininely expensive. Unfortunately for Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) , the F-35 has a reputation for both. And at a time when defense spending cuts are hurting domestic spending, overseas spending is of paramount importance. But for the F-35, overseas customers are backing away -- quickly. So what does this mean for Lockheed's stock?
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I'm sorry, how much?!
When Lockheed first started the F-35 program, it promised the fighter would cost less to operate than the F-16. Well, almost $400 billion later, a decade overdue, and still not working properly, preliminary estimates for the F-35A put the operating cost as 10% more expensive than the F-16, or $24,000 per flying hour.�
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