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Test Report Points To F-35 Combat Limits Commented on: 5 days ago (February 3, 2016)

Hmm, LtGen Bogdan leaving, and then a new APB? LtGen Bogdan and his predecessor saved this program from implosion, but the question is whether it was worth saving? Certainly for the USMC, but...

Carter Touts ‘Arsenal Plane,’ Surrenders on A-10 Commented on: 5 days ago (February 3, 2016)

The attack sensors are up to date on the A-10 - the Sniper ATP is better than what's going into the F-35 atm. The TF34 needs replacement, but the airframes are pretty old - it's not economically...

KC-46A Refueling Tests Pave Way For Air Mobility Command Priority List Commented on: 1 week ago (January 29, 2016)

There is likely to be a follow-on contract for more KC-46, or even a larger type.

Opinion: F-35 Software Fixes Likely To Take Time Commented on: 1 week ago (January 27, 2016)

Good point about wasting resources on perfecting software versions that are in reality interim builds. The problem is that both the USMC and the USAF claim to have their variant reach IOC (...

Testing Chief Warns Of JSF Software Delays Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 21, 2016)

Where is the airframe contract for LIRP 9? The prelim P&W LRIP 9/10 contract averages $17.9 for each F135, not including AP, and it will probably be more. The $85M URF (for engine and...

Opinion: Keeping F-35, Bomber Contractors’ Feet To The Fire Commented on: 4 weeks ago (January 7, 2016)

"Continues to drop" yet there is still no firm agreement on price for the latest lot. They have a long way to go to reach the meme of $85M URF (which BTW understates the true cost of fielding the...

Netherlands Preparing For F-35 Introduction Commented on: 9 weeks ago (December 4, 2015)

The F-35 is too expensive to even train with, wit a good portion of training will be accomplished using some, and actual flight hours in T-38s with modified software. Major fail - what were we...

Russian Deployment Of S-400 Complicates Syrian Operations Commented on: 9 weeks ago (December 3, 2015)

"but traversed an area jutting into Syria that is no more than a couple of kilometers wide. The Su-24 would have crossed this piece of airspace in mere seconds, almost certainly not enough time...

Russia Ends Military Ties With Turkey After Fighter Shot Down Commented on: 10 weeks ago (November 25, 2015)

The case for this particular shoot down appears to be weak, however the Russians have been acting aggressively wrt minding Turkey's borders. What's up with Russian navigation and defensive EW?...

U.K. To Buy 138 F-35s, Will Boost Fighter Squadrons Commented on: 11 weeks ago (November 23, 2015)

There are reasons why P-8 systems are hosted on a large jet (large localized crewing) and complementary systems are hosted on the Triton UAS (endurance.)

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