F-35 Needs Rigorous Review by Trump Team

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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 18:13

F-35 Needs Rigorous Review by Trump Team, Pentagon’s Tester Says
by Anthony Capaccio
January 10, 2017, 5:00 AM EST

"The Trump administration should “rigorously and comprehensively review” Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet, the Pentagon’s costliest program, the Defense Department’s director of combat testing said.

Michael Gilmore, who will leave the post as testing director when Donald Trump takes office as president next week, cited the fighter’s “significant, well-documented deficiencies in critical combat capabilities” in a letter Monday to House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry of Texas, who’s a strong supporter of the F-35....."

"The Defense Department’s F-35 program office “has no plan to adequately fix and verify hundreds of these deficiencies using flight testing within its currently planned schedule and resources,” Gilmore wrote. Deploying F-35s “with capable mission systems is critical to our national security,” but the program now “is at high risk of sacrificing essential combat performance,” he added...."

"The Pentagon’s office of independent cost analysis estimates that extending the development phase from its planned test flight completion in September 2017 to as late as into 2020 could cost as much as $1.12 billion more. ...

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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 18:30

maus92 wrote: Michael Gilmore, who will leave the post as testing director when Donald Trump takes office

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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 19:09

Michael Gilmore, who will leave the post as testing director when Donald Trump takes office


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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 19:45

AND - from above - we can look forward to this - brought to you toot sweet by 'maus92' hisself:
"...Gilmore’s annual report contains a 62-page assessment of the program that’s a detailed primer for the incoming administration on deficiencies that include software, weapons accuracy, aircraft-carrier launching, the diagnostic system and reliability."
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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 19:59

"...Gilmore’s annual report contains a 62-page assessment of the program that’s a detailed primer for the incoming administration on deficiencies that include software, weapons accuracy, aircraft-carrier launching, the diagnostic system and reliability."


Or he can get a briefing from the JPO and not only get the details of the issues, but also the plan moving forward.
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Unread post10 Jan 2017, 20:59

SpudmanWP wrote:
"...Gilmore’s annual report contains a 62-page assessment of the program that’s a detailed primer for the incoming administration on deficiencies that include software, weapons accuracy, aircraft-carrier launching, the diagnostic system and reliability."


Or he can get a briefing from the JPO and not only get the details of the issues, but also the plan moving forward.


Based on his other decisions & actions, I'm guessing he's going to go right to the horse's mouth, i.e. the JPO.
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 00:35

See guys? Maus doesn't post only negative stuff... :wink:
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 00:51

Thanks Maus!
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 03:18

popcorn wrote:See guys? Maus doesn't post only negative stuff... :wink:

For Maus this is negative. :mrgreen:
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 04:06

ANd here I was thinking I was going to get a week or so's worth of fun snarking on leaks from the usual sources before the document was released. :wink:
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 05:32

durahawk wrote:
maus92 wrote: Michael Gilmore, who will leave the post as testing director when Donald Trump takes office

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Much rejoicing indeed. Good f*cking riddance too!
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 06:22

I think there's a good chance the Donald will appoint someone to keep pressure on Contractors to maximize leverage... so let's wait and see who his replacement is first.
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 17:45

popcorn wrote:See guys? Maus doesn't post only negative stuff... :wink:


I'm working on it. There is a lot of new material to sift though in the annual report.... ;)
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Unread post11 Jan 2017, 19:33

maus92 wrote:
popcorn wrote:See guys? Maus doesn't post only negative stuff... :wink:


I'm working on it. There is a lot of new material to sift though in the annual report.... ;)



I know. The Super Hornet is an open and shut case, since DOT&E said it's not effective years ago.

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