Agreed. There is a lot of the "hey, look over there!" in all this.
The take from this should be that it is far better, and more cost-effective - to upgrade the current front-line aircraft...
Try actually reading the report. It confirms what has been said for a long time: this aircraft is flawed. Even trying to fix the outcome by using 27-year old aircraft loaded with fuel tanks...
$80million does not include engines or "government furnished equipment".
Ask LM for a fly-away unit price. Don't hold your breath waiting for an answer.
Kudos for your persistence, Arrow. I dropped out after 'Active'.
I have often asked; when will the moderators stop allowing comments that are longer than the article? In this case. more than...
You mean "raises the veracity of the statement"?
The F35 will not "revolutionize Naval Aviation". The Marines have had the AV8B for nearly 35 years.