As for the F-35 it's junk plain and simple it should have never left the drawing board the thing is going to cost us far more then it is worth. Hell they can't even get the navy Reqs correct. The two navy Prototyped that were going to be used for Carrier Quals can't even pass the most basic hard landing drops. I got to watch one break its Main Left Gear last Wend at NAS Pax River.
As for you last comment not true the problem is this we have slashed are military Budget so much that we no wonly have a few Contractors in very few States.
question with out googling cam you name all the US Military Aircraft Compnay that are currently building aircraft and then name all the companys from 40 Years ago.