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The F-35 Media Campaign Would Have Goebbels Smiling In Whatever Circle Of Hell He Is Burning.

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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.

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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.

Lockheed pitching JSF-hybrid F-22 as pilots vote with their feet | The Australian (sub)

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.

Lockheed Pitching U.S. Air Force On F-22-F-35 Hybrid Fighter Intended For Japan – The Drive

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.

The US military is quietly talking about a new hybrid fighter jet that could kill the F-35 | Business Insider

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.

Lockheed Martin Wants to Build a Super F-22 Raptor for Japan | The National Interest

Here’s why it won’t happen.

The Only Thing That Might Kill a New F-22 Fighter for Japan | The National Interest

The insane cost.

The F-22 Raptor Has 1 Problem: No Enemy Worth Fighting | The National Interest

What if the Air Force never built the F-22? The answer might be a little surprising.

How to Turn Israel Into a Military Superpower: F-22s and B-21 Bombers | The National Interest

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.

Watchdog Slams F-35 Program for Taking Shortcuts That Could Harm Troops |

The Pentagon is downplaying major F-35 Joint Strike Fighter design flaws that could leave service members at risk.

Pentagon reportedly downgrading serious problems with the F-35 program – Business Insider

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 downplaying serious problems with the F-35, watchdog says

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.

Why the F-35 Program Needs to Be Cancelled | The National Interest

A big mistake?

The F-35 Lightning II Can’t Handle Lightning | The National Interest

What happens next?

Did a Russian Made Anti-Aircraft Missile Really Hit an F-35? | The National Interest

Did a Russian built anti-aircraft missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters?

The F-35 Is Coming to the World’s Oceans (Thanks to Navy Aircraft Carriers) | The National Interest

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.

7 Ways The F-35 Stealth Fighter Will Literally Take Your Breath Away | The National Interest

We explain.

The Reason No One Can Kill an F-22 or F-35: “It’s Nearly Impossible to Fight An Enemy You Can’t See.” | The National Interest

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.

Congress Temporarily Banned Sale of F-35 Jets to Turkey (But Turkish Pilots Are Still Training to Fly Them) | The National Interest

What happens now?