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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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