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High-tech heaven: defence spending from the F-111 to the F35

May 18th, 2014

Episode 15 of 137 episodes

The Joint Strike Fighter is the most expensive weapons system ever developed. And Australia has just decided to buy 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of more than $12 billion. Rear Vision looks at the expensive history of high tech weapons systems and why Governments all around the world can’t resist the financial demands of the US military industrial complex.

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