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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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EXCLUSIVE: NAVAIR’S F-5N FLEET GROUNDED DUE TO EXTENSIVE WING CRACKING?

I just got a good tip on this, I am in the process of finding out more. The Navy’s fleet of ex-Swiss F-5Es, now referred to as F-5Ns for NAVAIR’s use, apparently has been totally grounded after wing cracks were … 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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