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Lawmakers Plus Up Readiness, But Not Fighter Procurement Commented on: 1 week ago (November 30, 2016)

Lucky for Boeing that it looks like the Kuwaiti order for F/A-18s will happen. Otherwise, the Super Hornet line (and the US Navy) would be in a predicament with this deletion. Curious that the...

How F-35 Is Transforming U.S. Marine Corps Strike Operations Commented on: 1 week ago (November 28, 2016)

The Marines don't *need* them; they could always be supported by Navy or Air Force jets. But having tactical aircraft under your control to accomplish your objectives is preferable. The problem...

Pentagon's Top Weapons Tester: F-35 Still Challenged Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 16, 2016)

Hmmm, who to trust, Gilmore or those services, considering their prior appointments to lead the JPO totally mismanaged this program, and mislead multiple SecDefs and Congressional committees. It...

U.S. Air Force F-35s Ready For First Overseas Deployment Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 16, 2016)

Historically, we have to wait for a memo from the DOT&E directorate before we get the complete picture about program status, because we don't get the whole truth from either the USAF, USMC, or...

How Grounded F-35s Returned To Flight Commented on: 3 weeks ago (November 14, 2016)

Interesting view. However, since the insulation is being removed and not replaced, perhaps the temperature difference between the two fluids is not particularly great? There was a story earlier...

DOD Unilaterally Issues $6B F-35 Contract In Rare Move Commented on: 5 weeks ago (November 2, 2016)

So LM offers the government a 5.9% reduction in unit price, but the government rejects that offer, and unilaterally issues a order that represents a 3.7% reduction.... Wot?

Story idea:...

Repaired F-35s Return To Flight Commented on: 5 weeks ago (November 1, 2016)

Interesting that it sounds like this repair is not a permanent fix: "The JPO has elected not to retrofit the impacted jets with the proper insulation material right away, Pawlikowski said,...

USAF’s Bomber Decision Came Down To Cost Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 26, 2016)

Or they expand production to more than 100, and cut back on shorter range attack jets, like the F-35A. Range and weapons load is key, and if we are to believe USAF prognostication, WVR fighting...

USAF Depots Work To Keep A-10s Flying ‘Indefinitely’ Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 25, 2016)

US CAS doctrine demands localized air superiority, so the "contested airspace" argument is a red herring.

Acquisition Chief Touts JSF Progress, Warns Of Testing Slip Commented on: 6 weeks ago (October 24, 2016)

How about reining in that Lot 9/10 contract....

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