Shares in Lockheed Martin have fallen after President-elect Donald Trump stated he would minimize the price of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter after taking workplace.
He tweeted: “F-35 program and value is uncontrolled. Billions of can and can be saved on navy (and different) purchases after January 20.”
The F-35 is the Pentagon’s costliest weapons programme, costing about $400bn (£316bn).
Lockheed shares have been down four.2% at $248.51 in morning buying and selling.
Jeff Babione, Lockheed’s F-35 chief, stated the corporate understood considerations about affordability, however added: “It is an incredible programme. It is nice worth and I stay up for any questions that the President-elect could have.”
He was in Israel on Monday with US Defence Secretary Ash Carter because the nation ready to take supply of first F-35 fighters.
Israel is amongst a small variety of US allies to purchase the aircraft.
Mr Trump’s missive comes every week after he condemned as “uncontrolled” the price of a new Air Force One plane being constructed by Boeing.