USAF Picks Key Technologies For F-22 Follow-On Commented on: 6 hours ago (August 21, 2017)

Shh... he gets paid by the word...

F-35 Is Newest Thorn In North Korea’s Side Commented on: 4 days ago (August 17, 2017)

Fluffy pieces like this generally portend "bad" programatic news: costs set to rise, another flaw is found; a capability moved back to another block... Or LM surrogates are simply trying the...

U.S. Army Eyes F-35 As Missile Defense Sensor Commented on: 1 week ago (August 9, 2017)

So is the Army going to buy F-35s? This seems more like fluffy marketing. F-35 is not a persistent platform - how many sorties would it take to provide comprehensive coverage? F-35 can help...

USAF Buys Ex-Russian 747-8Is as Future Air Force One Commented on: 2 weeks ago (August 4, 2017)

Good thing the Russians defaulted on their deal to enable purchasing already built but unused aircraft. Credit due to Trump? Nope. Just favorable circumstance.

F-22 Pilot's Death May Offer Clues In Hypoxia Mystery Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 31, 2017)

Unfortunately, the USAF is very protective of its toys, and not so much its personnel. The AIB process is just as defective as OBOGS: both need a redesign.

With A-10 End In Sight, U.S. And Allies Eye Light-Attack Fleet Commented on: 3 weeks ago (July 30, 2017)

The point is that the A-10 and a future light CAS aircraft are suitable for the vast majority of missions that we actually fly. The (future boys in the) USAF historically dream about weapons to...

Air Force Weighs Scrapping A-10 Replacement Commented on: 4 weeks ago (July 18, 2017)

The USAF plans to fight the wars that never materialize. That's the point behind retaining the A-10 until they're used up by the wars we actually fight. Do we need an exact replacement for the A...

USAF Wants Authority To Down Drones After F-22 Near Miss Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 13, 2017)

Ummm, not legal.

Austria Plans Phase-Out Of Costly Eurofighters Commented on: 5 weeks ago (July 10, 2017)

Seems like the Gripen C/D is the logical choice - not sure how Saab would feel if its partner wants to offer a version of their trainer (I doubt that would happen - who will pay for the...

Lawmakers Slam U.S. Navy For ‘Insufficient’ Hypoxia Response Commented on: 7 weeks ago (June 29, 2017)

Leadership in the NAE have been more or less ignoring this issue for years. They need to ACT decisively (allocate the resources) to get to the root cause. We know the issue is hard: it's likely...

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