Couple of points: Gilmore talks "deficiency" rather than "bugs" per se. That is, things that matter. The JPO in its response mentioned that "safety critical deficiencies" would get priority in the...
Try again, Remf. I flew as a passenger on an FBW commercial airplane 40 years ago and on one without mechanical backup just over a decade later.
In the light of history (real history) there was never any serious challenge to the F-14 mission nor do I recall much evaluation of alternatives, other than a back-of-the-envelope F-15N study. As...
Since it was only the curvature of the Earth that allowed the D.H. Ground-Gripper to be anything other than a very fast train, I didn't include it. Seriously, good catch!
By Sept 2009 - only a few months after the F-22 decision - the F-35 published schedule was clearly unrealistic: it called for the flight-test program to go from the slowest on record to the...
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