Good bet that's true. Politicians realise they don't really fancy buying these expensive little blighters so they rubbish them first. I wonder if there is any truth to them not being particularly effective at visual range dogfighting.
Though probably a better option is the Canon Bubble Jet i80. Just check out some of the features and you will see why it is more than a match for an F35 (or a Sukhoi);
Smaller, sleeker, smarter Significantly smaller than competitive models and ultra lightweight, at just 1.8 kg... its sleek, stylish design will turn heads wherever you go. Convenient wireless connectivity Speed and staying power Complete compatibility
The i80 works with all popular Windows and Mac operating systems.
It will be interesting when we attack Iran to see how they fair against Iranian F14s. Having read somewhere that statistically Beyond Visual Range missiles have a huge failure rate I would be a little worries to be honest. I'll fish about for the data.