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U.K. A330, F-35B Conduct Refueling Trials Commented on: 8 weeks ago (May 25, 2016)

Learning to refuel an aircraft that still can't go to war after almost 15 years of development is BS. I'd like to say its funny and laugh but I just can't....

China Makes Visible Strides In Stealth Air Ops Commented on: 9 weeks ago (May 18, 2016)

The evolution of the J-20 from the first technology demonstrator to the latest first production aircraft that first flew early this year is amazing considering the short development time.

J...

Manufacturing Tech Key To Driving Down F-35 Costs Commented on: 17 weeks ago (March 24, 2016)

Higher rates equals more prototype F-35's produced, and every single new aircraft added to the already semi-functional fleet will require multiple retrofits and updates to make them actually ready...

Classified Pentagon Programs Will Cost $68 Billion In 2017 Commented on: 19 weeks ago (March 9, 2016)

One needs to look no further than the continued hacking of the top US military programs and technologies to understand why some developing technologies need to be sheltered in the black.

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Lockheed Backs Low-Risk Approach To T-X Commented on: 22 weeks ago (February 21, 2016)

LM probably can emulate the F-35 successfully. Unfortunately their track record with the F-35 to date seems to call into doubt your other statement that they can do this at a reasonable price.

Budget Threats Return To Haunt F-35 Ramp-up Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 30, 2015)

“Our production is ramping [up]. We have over 150 aircraft in the field today, and very soon we will be producing six aircraft every month.

150 "prototypes" built after 14+ years of...

New Chinese UAVs Could Support Anti-Carrier Missile Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 29, 2015)

I can imagine the Divine Eagle having an X-Band AESA in one radome for detection and tracking of naval vessels/legacy aircraft, while the other radome could contain a UHF/VHF AESA array for...

Opinion: European Upgrades Change Fighter Business Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 26, 2015)

I stopped listening to Pope's after after countless examples of the church leadership covering up sexual abuses of the innocent.

People kill people and weapon systems are just "things"...

Pentagon Sees F-35 Having Air Superiority For 30 Years Commented on: 43 weeks ago (September 25, 2015)

*grabs popcorn*

I'll get the beer. This should be fun....

F-35 Partners Eye Targeting Pod Options Commented on: 45 weeks ago (September 16, 2015)

As one of the "detractors" I can't say I surprised by the need to implement yet another improvement to the F-35, this time the EOTS.

When an aircraft takes almost 20 years to reach IOC in...

 

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