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Trump’s First Pentagon Budget: Winners And Snoozers Commented on: 2 days ago (May 25, 2017)

Funny that the Navy doesn't seemed to put much credence in that 12:1 (or 20+:1) ratio bandied about by JSF supporters. One could wonder why...

Boeing Touts Advanced Fighter Versions As ‘Different Animals’ Commented on: 3 days ago (May 25, 2017)

Physical stealth is a transitional / interim technology. The costs it imposes on design, performance, initial and operational sustainability will outlast its usefulness.

Evolve F/A-18E/F Rather Than Build New Fighter, Boeing Urges U.S. Navy Commented on: 5 days ago (May 23, 2017)

The article suggests that the physical stealth technology used in both the F-22 and F-35 is perishable, noting that it is being countered by new adversary technologies - and that the outer mold...

Opinion: Why Things Are Looking Up For Boeing Military Aircraft Commented on: 2 weeks ago (May 11, 2017)

It's more than 3F.... on the -A, the door that fairs the gun port interferes with airflow when the gun is fired. The podded gun on the B/C is not as accurate as required.

Sixth-Gen XA100 And XA101 Fighter-Engine Studies Ramp Up Commented on: 2 weeks ago (May 8, 2017)

This is a hugely important program. The USAF needs to get it right.

Boeing Defense CEO ‘Not Thrilled’ With Tanker Progress Commented on: 3 weeks ago (May 4, 2017)

Boeing has an incentive to get these planes out the door - they have to pay for the overruns - as they should. LM didn't have to pay for most overruns on F-35, thus it's about 10 years late and...

Still Five Candidates On Finland’s Fighter Shortlist Commented on: 4 weeks ago (April 27, 2017)

The Swedes are moving towards a tighter integration with NATO systems following the Libyan intervention. The Gripen is not an inexpensive to acquire, but it would be far more economical to operate...

When VFR Goes Wrong Commented on: 4 weeks ago (April 25, 2017)

I've been cleared for takeoff when an aircraft was on short final, so controller errors are probably more frequent than people realize. In my case, "see and avoid" worked, because I saw the...

GAO Warns F-35 Will See $1.7B Overrun, One-Year Slip Commented on: 4 weeks ago (April 25, 2017)

The GAO is basically mirroring what the DoD's own independent testing arm (DOT&E) has already reported. The program also disagreed with their findings. So that's now two oversight...

Boeing Opposes F-15C Retirement Plan Commented on: 5 weeks ago (April 18, 2017)

Bingo. But Boeing is right - USAF leadership is a bit disingenuous when it comes to managing/costing (and acquiring) aircraft. To wit: the A-10 early retirement debacle. Luckily, Congress saw...

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