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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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YOUR BROKEN PENTAGON: USAF WILL RE-SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR THE LAS CONTRACT

Read this first: http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_12_21_2012_p0-531685.xml&p=1 This is so ridiculous. Forest for the trees people, if we do not train and equip Afghans to provide for their own precision close air support and surveillance we will be spending billions in that country … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA IN FULL RECOIL OVER THE TRUE COST OF REPLACING THEIR CF-18 HORNETS WITH THE F-35

Exactly as I have predicted for years (please read the over 150 position pieces and commentary updates on the F-35 boondoggle posted on this site for consistent proof), Canada looks like it is going to shop for the best jet … 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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IS THERE ANY WONDER WHY USAF PROCUREMENT IS SO MESSED UP???

Unreal. You have to read this: http://blogs.star-telegram.com/sky_talk/2012/03/an-interesting-promotion-has-been-announced-by-the-air-forcepending-senate-confirmation-lt-gen-charles-r-davis-whose-re.html

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AMERICA IS LOSING ITS STEALTH EDGE

Don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out: http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=6613185 Oh and WHY will the F-35 give us the edge? Because of avionics that can go in any stealth design?? What are we missing here?

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F-35 vs F-22: The Hot Rod Comparison

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/pentagon-official-lawmakers-says-estimated-costs-of-jet-fight-unsustainable/2011/05/19/AFiuQG7G_story.html “Ten years into the program, the cost has jumped from $233 billion to $385 billion” Let me ask you what you would do in the following hypothetical scenario: If you decided to pony up and buy the custom hot … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35: $111million per jet & 1 TRILLION IN LIFETIME SUSTAINMENT COSTS!!!

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog%3a27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3a95c7cb4c-9c7f-4c83-934e-388bdd84b27f&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest How can we continue on with this joke? The F-22 production line will be closing soon, these Senators fiddle while the US’s future defense posture burns!

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Originally The Marines Were Going Stand Up Their First F-35B Squadron Around Now…

…Now the USAF and USN would be lucky to reach initial operational capability around 2017. The Marines STOVL B model? Well that is somewhere in out there in no mans land… What a joke. Not only should Lockheed be fired from this project but the heads of the naive … Read the rest of this entry

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Now The F-35’s Super-Cool Helmet Is No Good…

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/generic/story.jsp?id=news/asd/2011/04/21/04.xml&headline=Lockheed Weighs Alternate F-35 Helmet Display&channel=defense

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