Pressure increases on [Canada] to stay or leave F-35 program

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Unread post08 Aug 2020, 05:25

XanderCrews wrote:
optimist wrote:Posting in a low observable manner on an anonymous forum, wouldn't be an issue. Writing under his own name or an identifiable alias would be another matter. He's done.



Bolded portion is his actual screen name :wink:


Not dummasse?
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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Unread post09 Aug 2020, 22:06

XanderCrews wrote:
optimist wrote:It won't be that much fun. His new boss will have him locked up under a non disclosure agreement, on just about every US platform. He can say F'All under his own name.



He seems to be popping up more often, hes on one of the pprune forums and he is being careful what he says but he is still saying things

believe me Bill is an expert at "cheeky"-- he will qualify, he will imply, he will insinuate, but he will not "say" I ran afoul of him when he "heavily implied" the F-35 had a kill switch wherein the US could "inert" any F-35 operator should it be needed. I went no holds barred about how full of it he was and was banned.

So implying=fine

People in the know telling him he is spreading lies= ban hammer

to say he is "biased" is an understatement


A pure, unadulterated FUD (fear uncertainty doubt) monger. Naturally, he now
works in Corporate marketing where those sorts of tactics are regularly employed: freezing the market
with talk of next-gen products that don't materialize.
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Unread post10 Aug 2020, 02:35

So that's what a senior principal,cs at NG does...always wondered.
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Unread post10 Aug 2020, 03:11

playloud wrote:This should be fun. I just approved Bill Sweetman to join the BF4C Facebook group. I would have put this in the Basement Dweller thread, but it's locked.


Is that under BF4C or Best fighter for Canada??? Don't see either.... :|
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Unread post10 Aug 2020, 14:41

Corsair1963 wrote:
playloud wrote:This should be fun. I just approved Bill Sweetman to join the BF4C Facebook group. I would have put this in the Basement Dweller thread, but it's locked.


Is that under BF4C or Best fighter for Canada??? Don't see either.... :|

https://www.facebook.com/groups/bestfighter4canada/

He hasn't posted so far. Maybe he just wants to lurk.
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Who cares what 'billybobboysweetiepie' does?
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Unread post11 Aug 2020, 04:07

XanderCrews wrote:
optimist wrote:Posting in a low observable manner on an anonymous forum, wouldn't be an issue. Writing under his own name or an identifiable alias would be another matter. He's done.



Bolded portion is his actual screen name :wink:

Isn't that a coincidence. :D
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Unread post13 Aug 2020, 00:39

How selecting the Lockheed Martin F-35 could impact Canada’s economy



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“I think Canadian industry is in a very good position to capture quite a few of those contracts,” he said.

If Canada opts for another aircraft, the current contracts would be honored “to their conclusion,” but would then be placed up for best value bids to JSF nations, he added.


https://www.skiesmag.com/news/f-35-impa ... 7oXkq7hAZI
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Unread post13 Aug 2020, 22:31

I dunno... maybe if Canaduh selects the Super Duper, the jobs in St. Louis will be secure for a little while longer... and the US Navy can stop buying it sooner and ramp up the purchase of Lightnings.
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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Unread post13 Aug 2020, 23:42

steve2267 wrote:I dunno... maybe if Canaduh selects the Super Duper, the jobs in St. Louis will be secure for a little while longer... and the US Navy can stop buying it sooner and ramp up the purchase of Lightnings.


This is supposed to be the last fiscal year in which the Navy buys the Super Hornets.
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Unread post14 Aug 2020, 01:12

So much for that theory. :drool:
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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Unread post14 Aug 2020, 02:55

keep posting what you find, there should be more and more info coming up as time goes on.
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Unread post14 Aug 2020, 06:22

Tell Troodoh the program needs a new Turkey?
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Unread post20 Aug 2020, 03:51

element1loop wrote:Tell Troodoh the program needs a new Turkey?


Canadian Finance minister resigns amid one of Trudeau's many scandals. (fall on that sword friend!)

The irony of more Canadian government corruption, while adding costs with the CF-18 continuance is really something to behold.

Can one imagine if they simply bought the scandalous 65 F-35s at 9 billion and were done with it years ago?

luckily now they've made the contract 88 aircraft, the budget 20 billion, and have already spent billions on the CF-18s and endless evaluations and won't be getting it for years yet, which has caused a further cost cascade into the navy and an exodus from the RCAF.
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