Boeing has challenged the Danish government’s decision to buy 27 F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin instead of its F/A-18F Super Hornet.
Boeing questioned the data used by the government which suggested that the super-hornet fighter jet was more expensive than the F-35, reuters reported Friday.
Boeing told a Danish parliamentary committee on Thursday that the recommendation was based on “incomplete and possibly flawed data.”
“We have asked the Danish Ministry of Defense to reassess its evaluation of the cost. We think their report has made the cost of the Super Hornet 50 to 100 percent more expensive than in reality,” said Boeing vice president Debbie Rub.
The report also compared a one-seater fighter jet F35 to a two-seater rather than a one-seater Super Hornet, Rub told Reuters.
At a press meeting on May 12, 2016, the prime minister and the defence minister of Denmark announced that the government recommend buying 27 F-35 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35A beat Eurofighter and F/A-18F Super Hornet after the Danish Defense ministry evaluated the three aircraft based on an operational period of 30 years for the new fighter aircrafts (2020-2049).
The Evaluation report stated that the three candidates have been evaluated within four specific areas; Strategic, military, economic and industrial aspects. The joint strike fighter (F-35) defeated the other two aircraft in all aspects.