How much the F-35 Really Cost?

There have been some wild assertions about F-35 unit cost recently.  See the Lockheed claims as reported in Breaking Defense, Defense News and others that we should expect F-35A...

Cracks Could Jeopardize Navy Plans to deploy LCS to Singapore

The U.S. Navy’ plans to base four Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) in Singapore. The lead ship of the LCS class, USS Freedom is expected to embark on a 10 month demonstration deployment to the area in 2013 but a recently published report highlighting a number of malfunctions questions the vessels readiness and ability to operate far from its base.