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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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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: SLANGIN’ SUPER STALLIONS SUCKLING FROM A COMBAT TALON!

                This picture makes me feel a couple of things: 1.) All warm and fuzzy due to the friendly “jointness” of this obscure endeavor. Seeing a pair of “standard issue” USMC CH-53Es Super … Read the rest of this entry

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HMX-1’S MV-22S TURN “MONEY” GREEN

                                                                      You tell me how this … Read the rest of this entry

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TEARING IT UP DOWN LOW OVER ARIZONA IN THE AV-8B HARRIER!

Only 10 views on this baby when I found it on YouTube, watch it explode now that the cat is out of the bag. Damn guys… I love Harriers. UPDATE: Wait there is more naughty AV-8B videos to be seen!:

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GO ASK ALIS!: THE F-35 IS ABOUT TO GO “FICTIONALLY OPERATIONAL” WOEFULLY UNPREPARED

The USMC is fielding its first “operational” squadron of F-35Bs at MCAS Yuma as I am writing this, although in reality the truth is very far from the headlines. Testing has not even reached the half-way point on the JSF … Read the rest of this entry

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THE BACK AND FORTH OSPREY SAFETY DEBATE CONTINUES TO HEAT UP

If you read the links posted below in order you will get a clear picture of the current “enhanced” controversy surrounding the V-22 Osprey Program. One ex-general paints a picture of damning coverups, then a USAF engineer slams that general … Read the rest of this entry

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JARHEAD HEROISM: EVERY MARINE A RIFLEMAN AND A PATRIOT AT CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGHANISTAN

War is a pretty damn depressing thing. Is the technology, strategy and politics related to warfare extremely interesting? Yes. But the fact that some talented Americans, both young and old, who head overseas to foreign lands to fight our battles … Read the rest of this entry

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CONCURRENCY HELL: DoD TESTING CHIEF SEES PROBLEMS WITH STARTING F-35 OPERATIONAL TESTING TOO EARLY

I love it how the big shots who make a paycheck from this program, or have hung their professional careers on it, see the guy’s dissenting opinion who is supposed to watchdog operational testing for the Pentagon as “not a … 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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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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F-35 NEWS ROUNDUP!: June 19th, 2012

I think its time we all got caught up on what is and is not happening in the Joint Strike Fighter world. First off, lets start with something positive. The F-35 looks bad-ass in full burner at night, and with … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 SCRAP RATE 16%: WHY ON EARTH HAVE WE BOUGHT ALMOST 100 JETS THAT ARE BEING PRODUCED FULL OF FLAWS AND UNVALIDATED SYSTEMS?

PLEASE SEE UPDATED COMMENTARY ON USMC STANDING UP “OPERATION SQUADRON” AFTER READING THE PIECE BELOW: http://aviationintel.com/2012/11/19/go-ask-alis-the-f-35-is-about-to-go-fictionally-operational-woefully-unprepared/ http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/06/08/lockheed-fighter-idINL1E8H8GO520120608 The F-35 has a scrap/rework rate of 16%, much higher than any other aircraft during this time in it’s procurement. I have said … Read the rest of this entry

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