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Unread post05 Mar 2019, 22:44

popcorn wrote:Gonna boil down to LM lobby Vs Boeing lobby in Congress.


The part that worries me is Gen Deptula's comments about how purchasing F-15X could lead to future F-35 cuts, thereby inducing a death spiral where F-35 prices increases due to cuts, which leads to further cuts etc.

I don't like it. This whole situation smells. The previous administration wore out a lot of equipment without replacing it.
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Unread post05 Mar 2019, 23:51

steve2267 wrote:
popcorn wrote:Gonna boil down to LM lobby Vs Boeing lobby in Congress.


The part that worries me is Gen Deptula's comments about how purchasing F-15X could lead to future F-35 cuts, thereby inducing a death spiral where F-35 prices increases due to cuts, which leads to further cuts etc.

I don't like it. This whole situation smells. The previous administration wore out a lot of equipment without replacing it.


This is all that needs to be said:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/23/bo ... -shanahan/

Corruption at it's finest.
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Unread post06 Mar 2019, 03:13

popcorn wrote:Gonna boil down to LM lobby Vs Boeing lobby in Congress.

That’s depressing.

Though the talk about death spirals for the F-35 is just trolling at this point.
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Unread post06 Mar 2019, 03:46

sferrin wrote:
steve2267 wrote:
popcorn wrote:Gonna boil down to LM lobby Vs Boeing lobby in Congress.


The part that worries me is Gen Deptula's comments about how purchasing F-15X could lead to future F-35 cuts, thereby inducing a death spiral where F-35 prices increases due to cuts, which leads to further cuts etc.

I don't like it. This whole situation smells. The previous administration wore out a lot of equipment without replacing it.


This is all that needs to be said:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/23/bo ... -shanahan/

Corruption at it's finest.


Funny, they say Shanahan has recused himself with anything to do with Boeing. Yet, after the USAF said it didn't want anymore 4th Generation Fighters. (including F-15) They do a 180 and reverse course on the verge of a new budget. Even then they do so "half-heartedly". So, how could anybody not think the fix was in.....

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Unread post29 Oct 2019, 17:30

It is well known that 'Engines' at PRUNE is Steve George - ex-Commander RN maintenance engineer SHAR & F-35B stuff.
'Engines' 29 Oct 2019
"... The F-35B is not 'significantly compromised'. Its design is deliberate and aimed at meeting KPPs that supported operation from ships. It's damn near the size of an F-4. It can launch from a ship at higher weights than the F-4 could from UK ships. It can land on with 3,200lbs of internal weapons. Its sensor and comms capabilities are way ahead of anything else out there. And it can operate from ships that have got around 600 feet of deck. It's the future of maritime air power for those countries that can't afford, or don't know how to build, CVN type carriers and the aircraft to go on them. (Right now, only the US can do that).

My view (and that's all it is) is that the next few years will see more and more countries putting F-35Bs on a variety of ships, some called 'aircraft carriers'. The Japanese, South Koreans and Italians are al moving that way. The UK seems to be planning a joint UK/USMC air wing for the QE's 2021 deployment, with somewhere about 24 aircraft embarked...."

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Unread post30 Oct 2019, 00:40

spazsinbad wrote:It is well known that 'Engines' at PRUNE is Steve George - ex-Commander RN maintenance engineer SHAR & F-35B stuff.
'Engines' 29 Oct 2019
"... The F-35B is not 'significantly compromised'. Its design is deliberate and aimed at meeting KPPs that supported operation from ships. It's damn near the size of an F-4. It can launch from a ship at higher weights than the F-4 could from UK ships. It can land on with 3,200lbs of internal weapons. Its sensor and comms capabilities are way ahead of anything else out there. And it can operate from ships that have got around 600 feet of deck. It's the future of maritime air power for those countries that can't afford, or don't know how to build, CVN type carriers and the aircraft to go on them. (Right now, only the US can do that).

My view (and that's all it is) is that the next few years will see more and more countries putting F-35Bs on a variety of ships, some called 'aircraft carriers'. The Japanese, South Koreans and Italians are al moving that way. The UK seems to be planning a joint UK/USMC air wing for the QE's 2021 deployment, with somewhere about 24 aircraft embarked...."

Source: https://www.pprune.org/military-aviatio ... st10605890


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Unread post30 Oct 2019, 17:06

There is a lot of good quotes in this article:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... hter-92036
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Unread post30 Oct 2019, 19:40

notkent wrote:There is a lot of good quotes in this article:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... hter-92036


Just more, re-hashed articles that that rag of a website, National Interest, is re-running. This one from 2016. The original being the article John Venable wrote for the Heritage Foundation. Gee... National Interest trying to jump on the F-35 band wagon after all? Wonder if David Axe had to choke on much crow to give the Okay for National Interest to (re)publish a 3+ year old accurate (and positive) piece on the F-35?
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
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