"I sure wish we would have just bought a mix of C-17's and C-130's" - All the countries who dumped money into the A400M
Whether or not it's a black program, the same guys have all the same opportuinites to make the same poor decisions. Us knowing changes nothing.
It's like Schrödinger's cat. If it remains in...
People like to throw rocks at JSF...but stop and think about who's unique requirements drove the design. (Hint: It wasn't the USAF)
True the SR-71 was a technological feat in it's day (and in many ways still is today). But I wouldn't exactly call it splendid in it's safety record.
Hey look....over there sole source contracts are ok it seems. Here there would be an outcry over something like this. Someone would protest, they would have to stop the process (maybe several...