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Acquisition Chief Touts JSF Progress, Warns Of Testing Slip Commented on: 18 hours ago (October 24, 2016)

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

Textron Hopes For More Scorpion Buzz With Early Production Run Commented on: 1 day ago (October 23, 2016)

The USAF would never do that...

Report Raises Chance Of More Australian F/A-18 Super Hornets Commented on: 3 days ago (October 21, 2016)

There must be future jobs in store for the Australian brass.

Raytheon Funded to Field Long-Delayed Naval F-35 GPS Landing System Commented on: 3 days ago (October 21, 2016)

So what is the difference between JPALS and Magic Carpet? Because Magic Carpet is going to be included in F/A-18 software loads by 2019, long before the F-35C hits the boat.

First Grounded F-35s Could Be Fixed This Month Commented on: 4 days ago (October 20, 2016)

Interesting that the program decided to remove the insulation, rather than replace the defective piping with new parts with the proper insulation. Most likely avoids a major teardown of the jet,...

Cataracts And Night Flying Commented on: 6 days ago (October 18, 2016)

Too bad most insurance plans make it difficult to get cataract surgery unless your meet some extreme levels of impairment, and then only cover certain procedures and lens types. They want to...

Boeing’s KC-46 Brings Air Refueling Into 21st Century Commented on: 1 week ago (October 13, 2016)

The A330 MRTT is a fine tanker aircraft that curiously also had boom problems. But the additional capabilities that the larger A330 offered were not needed - the USAF has plenty of airlift assets...

Norway Officially Wants In On F-35 International Block Buy Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 10, 2016)

Perhaps they should complete negotiations on Lot 9/10 before "selling" a block buy scheme? So are those "IOC" F-35As still grounded, and what is the mitigation plan? How about the torched F-35A...

Norway Wants 12 More F-35s, Plans Block Buy In 2019 Commented on: 2 weeks ago (October 6, 2016)

How about concluding negotiations for Lot 9/10 first, before we start fantasizing about a block buy the violates current US acquisition law?

F-35A Incident Points To Tailpipe Fire Commented on: 3 weeks ago (September 27, 2016)

Tailpipe fires used to be more common, but better fuel regulation / control has reduced their occurrence. What is interesting is the "substantial" damage apparently inflicted to the aircraft,...


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