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The following is a quote from a friend of a friend. It was too good not to use.
““… the F-35 media campaign would have Goebbels smiling in whatever circle of hell he is burning.“
“Deceit layered on deceit”, indeed.
Fighter Media Ad Hoc Update (3)
One of the features of the 2016 fake news campaign was the reuse of stories that were days, weeks, months, or years old. So it is fascinating to see a deluge of rebadged / re-released F-35 good news stories in the midst of some much less flattering recent factual reports.
It was US pilots who finally forced into the open one of the greatest cover-ups in the modern world: the disaster that is the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) or F-35. The JSF/F-35 was proposed as a low cost, flexible fighter to maintain US air superiority. The cover-up has lasted two decades. First was its cost blow out. In our parliamentary cost estimates, the engines were often left out. Then there were the delays, then its technical problems. And then finally the fact that the JSF was an inferior aircraft that did not deliver air superiority was also concealed. America’s pilots could see that the JSF was no match for equivalent Russian and Chinese aircraft. Add to that bad management in the US air force and the US pilots have been leaving the USAF force in droves. Who wants to fly a death machine into battle? Like the US, the Canadians and Japanese, have also woken up to the fact that the JSF’s claims of air superiority are simply wrong.
There is an increasing possibility that the United States and Japan may join forces on the project, which could offer big benefits to both countries.
Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has cost more money than any weapons system in history, but a bright new idea from the same company could see its best bits gutted and slapped into the world’s deadliest combat jet: The F-22.
Here’s why it won’t happen.
The insane cost.
What if the Air Force never built the F-22? The answer might be a little surprising.
Israel has most of what it needs from the United States; in several areas, the technical capabilities of the IDF exceed those of the U.S. military. But in some areas the Israelis could take more advantage of U.S. technology, especially if strategic necessity and financial reality came together in more productive ways. Here is 5 ways to do it–even if they are fantasy.
The Pentagon is downplaying major F-35 Joint Strike Fighter design flaws that could leave service members at risk.
According to a watchdog group, an oversight board looking at development of the high-tech Lockheed-made fighter decided in June to downgrade 19 of the…
The Pentagon is trying to paper over serious problems with the F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft that could endanger troops, according to an investigation released Wednesday by the Project On Government Oversight.
A big mistake?
What happens next?
Did a Russian built anti-aircraft missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters?
The United States Navy is conducting operational testing of the new Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighter onboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) together with Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and other aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.
Last year, I flew on a training sortie during the U.S. Air Force’s Atlantic Trident 17 exercise at Joint Base Langley Eustis in Virginia. This is what happenned.
What happens now?