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DOD misleads the public on F-35 procurement
Chart created below from the document mentioned in the previous post. There is no $148M F-35A in the USAF 2015 procurement budget (PDF). Weapons system unit cost is what counts. (Unit cost for DOD F-35s by fiscal year-click image to make larger) Just anoth...
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When will the F-22 be next on the USAF hit list?
The F-22 does some fantastic things. It can also be variable on its sustainment experience. For dry environments they have been able to get 100 percent mission capable "MC"-rates on "Squadron" (really a package) deployments (guess where?) for up to about 30...
The F-22 does some fantastic things. It can also be variable on its sustainment experience. For dry environments they have been able to get 100 percent mission capable "MC"-rates on "Squadron" (really a package) deployments (...
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JSF Partner Nation trumped by FMS
The "best value" prisoner's dilemma Joint Strike Fighter Partner Nation industrial plan sucks. Everyone has to take the table-scraps from the prime contractor's decision. In Foreign Military Sales (FMS) there are off-sets and haggling. Israel, Japan and S. ...
The "best value" prisoner's dilemma Joint Strike Fighter Partner Nation industrial plan sucks. Everyone has to take the table-scraps from the prime contractor's decision. In Foreign Military Sales (FMS) there are off-sets and...
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Demark sets timeline and candidates for replacing its F-16 fleet
Denmark has requested submissions for replacing its F-16 fighter aircraft. Candidates will have their submissions in by July of this year. The Danish Ministry of Defense is expected to make a decision by the end of 2015, reports JSF News. The four candidate...
Denmark has requested submissions for replacing its F-16 fighter aircraft. Candidates will have their submissions in by July of this year. The Danish Ministry of Defense is expected to make a decision by the end of 2015, repo...
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USMC planning
And here is some of their thinking (continuing from the last post). Interesting ship.
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DOD estimated impacts of sequestration
This April DOD document which covers the estimated impacts of sequestration (PDF) has this about the F-35 year plan. The over all document is fear-mongering. Interesting is that when you look at the budget dollars, most of the DOD budget is not being cut. I...
This April DOD document which covers the estimated impacts of sequestration (PDF) has this about the F-35 year plan. The over all document is fear-mongering. Interesting is that when you look at the budget dollars, most of...
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Canadian Defence omitted key F-35 flaws in report
The Canadian Department of National Defence, in a 2012 report that was supposed to be "open" and "transparent", omitted key flaws about the troubled F-35 program such as fuel efficiency, software development problems and a non-working helmet cueing system, ...
The Canadian Department of National Defence, in a 2012 report that was supposed to be "open" and "transparent", omitted key flaws about the troubled F-35 program such as fuel efficiency, software development problems and a no...
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Demark sets timeline and candidates for replacing its F-16 fleet
Denmark has requested submissions for replacing its F-16 fighter aircraft. Candidates will have their submissions in by July of this year. The Danish Ministry of Defense is expected to make a decision by the end of 2015, reports JSF News. The four candidate...
Denmark has requested submissions for replacing its F-16 fighter aircraft. Candidates will have their submissions in by July of this year. The Danish Ministry of Defense is expected to make a decision by the end of 2015, repo...
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Grading professors on Defence
Alan Dupont, professor of international security at the University of NSW misses several things in this defence opinion piece and then recovers (somewhat) at the end. He states many things that are not logical. He brings up the Defence-must-be-2pc-of-GDP wi...
Alan Dupont, professor of international security at the University of NSW misses several things in this defence opinion piece and then recovers (somewhat) at the end. He states many things that are not logical. He brings up t...
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Got to fight for the budget dollars. Take The Hill . H/T- Solomon
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