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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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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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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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MISGUIDED INVESTMENTS

                The Shuttle, as beloved and charismatic as it is, was the wrong vehicle at the wrong time. It kept America’s manned space exploration vision locked in low earth orbit and was so … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: July 20th, 2012

THE SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN IS OVER, NOW WHAT? The 30,000+ troop surge ordered by the Obama Administration almost two years ago has concluded amongst increasingly daring attacks on coalition troops and assets by Taliban forces in the region. With the … Read the rest of this entry

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JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER NEWS!

The new deputy head of the JSF office told the world that the relationship between his unit and the manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, is the absolute worst he has ever seen. Furthermore, he made it clear that there will be no … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: SEPTEMBER 10th, 2012

CHINESE FLANKERS TURN BEIGE Apparently China has painted up a portion of their Flanker fleet in a desert camouflage which looks similar to the recent Moroccan F-16 scheme. The shot was posted over at Alert5 and looks to be originally … Read the rest of this entry

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ARTHUR C. CLARKE’S SHORT STORY “SUPERIORITY”: A DIRE WARNING AGAINST PROGRAMS LIKE THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER

This fantastic and haunting short story, written by the famous Science Fiction visionary Arthur C. Clarke in 1951, warns us about the opportunity cost of hyper-focusing on developing super high-end weaponry. I first read this story in high school back … Read the rest of this entry

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FIFTH GENERATION FIRST DROPS & LAUNCHES: F-35 DROPS A 1,000lb JDAM & SUPERSONIC F-22 FIRES AIM-9X

America is knee deep in 5th generation fighter test and evaluation endeavors and both events are great news for their perspective programs.

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: August 2nd, 2012

LOCKMART LOOKS TOWARD ITS EMPLOYEES TO CUT BALLOONING F-35 COSTS This is not only a good idea, it is a proven one. About a half decade or so ago the Joint Strike Fighter, namely the F-35B, was so over weight … Read the rest of this entry

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ASTONISHING MUST WATCH VIDEO!: SEE THE F-35s AVIONICS SUITE IN ACTION

This is a fantastic video posted over at Engaget featuring the F-35 unclassified simulator and how all the sensors fuse together to create a truly point and click fighter jet. Keep in mind that aside from the F-35’s low radar … Read the rest of this entry

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FIRST HAND ACCOUNTS FROM F-35 DRIVERS:

The Joint Strike Fighter Team was alive and well at Fanborough, they even unleashed a couple of its key test pilots to talk to the media about their impressions of the jet. Keep in mind that these folks are an … Read the rest of this entry

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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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F-35 NEWS UPDATE!: June 28th, 2012

F-35’s DISTRIBUTED APERTURE SYSTEM & APG-81 RADAR DETECTS & TRACKS BALLISTIC MISSILES What an amazing capability serious growth potential, not just in the F-35 but in other manned and unmanned platforms as well! —————————————————————————————————————— NEW WEAPON FOR F-35 MAY BE … 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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