Tag Archives: F-35

MY WEEKLY INTERVIEW ON THE JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW

I have said that I would post more of my media interviews here on the site but for some reason they just escape my mind. Anyway, I appear weekly on one of the smartest programs out there, The John Batchelor Show, and I want to share February … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM GOES TO SEA AS “SILENT WATCH”

Possibly the most “popular” new capability featured on the highly controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the aircraft’s Distributed Aperture System, otherwise known as “DAS” for short. DAS is a unique system that pairs an array of cameras installed around … Read the rest of this entry

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TOTAL CRAP: THE F-35 “NEWS BROCHURE” ON 60 MINUTES

What the hell has happened to 60 Minutes? The name of the story was “Is The F-35 Worth It,” yet I really heard no debate in regards to that question whatsoever. What I did hear and see was an ill-informed reporter getting a look into the military’s … Read the rest of this entry

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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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RUSSIAN ROULETTE DoD STYLE: RETIRE ANYTHING TO PROTECT THE F-35 “PROGRAM”

I have gotten a ton of email with various articles attached talking about how plans are in the works to retire a whole slew of “legacy” (ie front line) aircraft types in a desperate attempt to protect the most flawed … Read the rest of this entry

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INTERVIEW ON LARS LARSON NATION RADIO PROGRAM

Had a nice quick hit on Lars today. Good to be getting back into the saddle. This is also a nice piece that will pair with tonight’s exclusive post and my coming article on the realities of unmanned capabilities. Have a … Read the rest of this entry

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A SIMPLE QUESTION TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE F-35 PROGRAM…

If we are not willing to risk manned assets, even the F-22 and B-2 which are supposedly “survivable,” especially with jamming support, intense ELINT surveillance, and even strikes on fixed radar and select SAM sites, for a strike on Syria, a … Read the rest of this entry

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BRIEFING ON SUPER HORNET ADVANCED

Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: NAKED LIGHTNING

Brandon Thetford posted this solid snap of a partially painted F-35 jetting out of Fort Worth over at Airfighters.com. Of special note is the composite blended form that is the diverterless supersonic inlet on the F-35. You can see more of … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW TO DOWN THE MOST ADVANCED AIR FORCE IN THE WORLD WITHOUT FIRING A SHOT…

…by literally turning the budget that makes that air force fly into a smoking hole in the ground. ABSOLUTELY READ THIS HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20130408/NEWS/304080035/Reduced-flying-hours-forces-grounding-17-USAF-combat-air-squadrons We are our own worst enemy. Our fiscal policy will get us long before the big bad Russian … Read the rest of this entry

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WORST RUSE EVER?: IRAN “UNVEILS” NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

A fiberglass mockup, or at best a kit built level of complexity technology demonstrator (I doubt it is even flyable but see the BD-10 for a loose comparison) and video of an RC airplane? Wow Iran. After a good laugh … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35: RIDING ON A PILLAR OF CASH & HOT AIR

A big thanks to the good folks at Air Forces Monthly for posting this little gem on their Facebook wall this morning! It looks so wrong that it has to be right…

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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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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … 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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