F-35Cs Will Be Deployed To Carrier, With Caveats Commented on: 3 days ago (September 26, 2014)

The three F-35's are less capable aircraft than the F-22 (same developer), but in other areas, clearly more advanced and capable. It represents many compromises, two important ones being unit cost...

Pratt & Whitney Offers Some F135 Explaining Commented on: 3 weeks ago (September 5, 2014)

Compare the number of crashes during the development of the '35's predecessors ('16, '15, '18) and the 35 begins to look a bit better. I think the actual airframe is the lesser of the problem -...

F-35 Latest: Engine Fire Cause Emerges Commented on: 11 weeks ago (July 14, 2014)

I understand that apart from any fire damage, the foam causes problems for the anti-radar coating.

F-35 Still Awaiting Clearance For Transatlantic Deployment Commented on: 11 weeks ago (July 9, 2014)

I have read that the fire fighter's use of foam would cause extensive damage to the anti-radar coating. That same report seemed to indicate that the plane's systems reported the fire as it was...

NavWeek: Speed Quest Commented on: 12 weeks ago (July 3, 2014)

We are in a period following a war (or ten) that history has shown is the best time to develop new war fighting tools. The LCS is essentially a blank canvas on which the Navy is looking for the...

British F-35B Not Yet Ready for Transatlantic Crossing Commented on: 12 weeks ago (July 2, 2014)

In a sense, that is remotely true. In terms of pure performance, the '35 is a step back from the '22; however, the government requested what is essentially a flying supercomputer, and that is...

5th-To-4th Gen Fighter Comms Competition Eyed In Fiscal 2015 Commented on: 14 weeks ago (June 22, 2014)

Had you been listening and reading actual information on the F-35, you'd know that it represents a revolutionary step forward. Had you thought at all about the tsunami of negative press, and where...

Opinion: Has The U.S. Army Thought Through Future Vertical Lift? Commented on: 14 weeks ago (June 22, 2014)

The F-22 is already a mature system on the way to getting old, yet there is nothing able to get close to it. The Chinese approach to that plane is to overwhelm it with numbers, an unfortunately...

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