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NAVY CNO SEES DIMINISHED VALUE IN STEALTHY MANNED PLATFORMS, WATCH OUT F-35!

http://www.dodbuzz.com/2012/07/03/did-cno-just-take-a-big-swipe-at-f35/ Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert has painted a fairly bleak picture of the value of manned stealthy combat aircraft, which seems like a vote of no confidence for the Joint Strike Fighter program in regards to its … Read the rest of this entry

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THOUGHTS ON AVIATION WEEK’S SCATHING NARRATIVE ON THE FREEDOM CLASS LCS AND POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO IT

http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/awx_05_09_2012_p0-456228.xml&p=1 We know the LCS concept is both controversial and marred with strange capability gaps and quality control issues, but the piece linked above, written by Michael Fabey over at Aviation Week, really gives us a raw view into this … Read the rest of this entry

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BREAKING NEWS: F-35 PROGRAM WILL COST U.S. $1.45 TRILLION OVER LIFETIME

This figure is up almost 50% in just one year! Further, each F-35 will cost $145M. I believe this figure is for the A model, the C will be higher, and the B will be way higher. The Raptor was … Read the rest of this entry

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Retired General Slam’s F-35B, But Does He See The Big Picture?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-03/lockheed-s-f-35-costs-rose-64-over-decade-in-rich-man-s-world-.html There is nothing new in this piece that I have not beaten like a dead horse already, but retired USAF general, and fellow Oregonian, Tony McPeak’s comments in this piece were very interesting. McPeak obviously is a bleached-in-blue Air Force man who has been out of the game for … Read the rest of this entry

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JAPAN WAS PLANNING ON TURNING F-15s INTO FAST RECON PLATFORMS TO REPLACE THEIR RF-4s

I was not aware that Japan was working on integrating recon components into their F-15J fleet. Israel has had good results doing this via fastpacks on their older F-15A/Bs and apparently Japan was on the same track. I guess they are now … Read the rest of this entry

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CANCELLING THE GE-F136 JSF ALTERNATIVE ENGINE: AN EXERCISE IN STUPIDITY

WHY ON EARTH should the JSF alternative engine be cancelled? We are putting all our eggs in one very fragile basket with the F-35, and now they want to make that basket have one less handle. This is so stupid. Even though the … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35 IS A PIG

http://www.afa.org/professionaldevelopment/issuebriefs/F-22_v_F-35_Comparison.pdf

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