posted on May, 17 2017 @ 10:35 AM
a reply to: anzha
Because if Boeing wins, we pay the development, and SAAB assembles them there. They'll build something like 3/4ths of the aircraft in country. Since
they'd already be building them to ship to Boeing, costs will be lower.
If they buy any of the others, even if it's our selection, they'll be built somewhere else for them, and even if they can get them built quickly, they
have to pay delivery costs, which includes fuel for the tanker used to get them across the Atlantic, unless they're willing to wait until there's a
tanker available going that way already that has the fuel load and cargo capacity to move them. Costs will be higher.