Tag Archives: Procurement

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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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … 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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AVIATIONINTEL’S CONCLUSION TO “THE GREAT MRAP DEBATE”: WAR IS REALLY F*#KING EXPENSIVE

http://www.warisboring.com/2012/10/02/aol-defense-the-great-mrap-debate-are-blast-resistant-vehicles-worth-it/ Davis Axe, who actually survived a roadside bomb attack, has an interesting piece posted about the “hindsight” effectiveness of the controversial Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) war-wagons that were rushed into service under SecDef Gates in an effort to cut … Read the rest of this entry

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FOLLOW UP: COMMENTARY ON APACHE ATTACK HELICOPTERS SEEN USING HELLFIRE MISSILES TO TAKE OUT SMALL GROUPS OF PERSONNEL

http://aviationintel.com/2012/08/02/the-ridiculously-lethal-apache-in-action/ In the video re-posted above that I put up a few days ago depicting a pair of AH-64D Longbow Apache attack helicopters decimating a whole formation of Taliban fighters maneuvering on friendly forces, the Apaches shown use AGM-114 Hellfire … 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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F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ROLLER COASTER!: UK SETTLES ON F-35B, SUPER HELMET MAY WORK NOW, MORE UP-BEAT SPIN FROM PROGRAM BRASS, NAVY IN FANTASY-LAND OVER 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER WISHES

LOGIC PREVAILS! THE UK RE-SELECTS F-35B As predicted here since the day the news hit that the UK would switch their requirement for a carrier fighter from the F-35B to the F-35C the Cameron government and MoD have realized just … Read the rest of this entry

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REPLACEMENT FOR AIR FORCE ONE (VC-25A) BACK ON THE TABLE

The hot button topic of fielding a replacement for the USAF’s 20-year-old VC-25A fleet has appeared once again in the Pentagon’s aviation plans. During a time of startling fiscal uncertainty, where the White House has chastised the use of private … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADIAN AUDITOR GENERAL UNLEASHES A FULL BARRAGE ON THE F-35 PROCUREMENT PROCESS

This is some story really. Is there a hardcore scandal here? It seems like there is a lot of smoke, now where is the fire that caused it? Were key Canadian lawmakers really just so excited about the F-35 that … Read the rest of this entry

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SOLID WRITEUP ON RUSSIA’S COUNTER-AIR MODERNIZATION PLANS

Aviation Week by and large does a fantastic job reporting on the aviation and military technology world, and today’s piece on Russia’s constellation of emerging weapon systems produced to mainly counter western combat aircraft concepts is worth reading. Of notable … 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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NEWS ROUNDUP MARCH 13th, 2012!

COAST GUARD MAY TAKE C-27Js OFF THE USAF’s HANDS, USAF INFLATED OPERATIONAL FINANCIAL PREDICTIONS This is a positive development in the C-27J saga. The Coast Guard has to constantly fight for every scrap it can get and the C-27J would … Read the rest of this entry

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AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING: USAF CANCELS LAAS CONTRACT OVER PROCUREMENT PROCESS ISSUES!

Yet another shining example on this Tuesday of the USAF’s uncanny inability to make straightforward decisions or run even a small procurement program! After years of morphing the counter-insurgency focused light attack aircraft requirement into a various programs, the USAF … Read the rest of this entry

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PUT A SPOON IN YOUR CURRY, THE TYPHOON’S CHANCES ARE FINISHED IN INDIA

A massive last-ditch effort by the Eurofighter partner nations to get the Indians to give the Typhoon another look under a revised, apparently cheaper proposal, has been denied by the Indian Government. Apparently procuring and operating the EF2000 instead of … Read the rest of this entry

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