The Canberra Times
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Delaying fighter deal would 'cost billions'

By David Ellery
Updated April 18 2018 - 9:45pm, first published March 22 2012 - 3:00am

Defence Minister Stephen Smith's decision to hold back on the order for Australia's next batch of 58 Joint Strike Fighters will cost taxpayers billions of dollars The Canberra Times has been told.

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