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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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LOCKHEED’S “WINCHESTER MYSTERY PLANE”: DROOPING EXPECTATIONS, BALLOONING COST, AND QUESTIONABLE TIMELINES

Full Report: http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/f-35-jsf-dote-fy12-annual-report.pdf Also, make sure not to miss this little gem: http://nation.time.com/2013/01/11/hot-stuff-the-f-35-just-became-25-more-vulnerable/ You know what guys? I am not going to go through this report with a fine tooth comb, I think you should read it. I am really sick of … Read the rest of this entry

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A VERY CONVENIENT TRUTH: LOCKHEED BIG WIG SAYS KEY TO KEEPING DOWN F-35 COSTS IS TO SELL THEM IN LARGE VOLUME

Lockheed operations guru Chris Kubasic makes it clear that the key to saving money on the F-35 program is to order them by the bushel. Well this may be only partially true, as many other factors will impact the cost … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 Steps Over The Line Again! McCain PISSED.

When every budget and timeline is broken over an already decade + long program why do we even believe any information the contractor supplies?? What exactly is Lockheed’s straight answer to all this? Seems like the worlds biggest “bait and switch” used … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF: When The Going Gets Tough Cut Production And Pay More For a Smaller and Less Effective Fleet!

The Global Hawk saga hit a low note today as procurement of the latest block variant got chopped by 11 units out of a planned 42. So we don’t replace a much-needed but troubled asset, instead we just cut their production numbers, thus the … Read the rest of this entry

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