F-15X: USAF Seems Interested

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Unread post17 May 2019, 14:40

knowan wrote:The problem is more that there needs to be stronger conflict of interest regulations for politicians and political appointments in the USA.

Sure Trump appointed the guy, but there should be regulations in place to prevent this sort of sh*t from happening in the first place.


Regulations to prevent what, exactly? To prevent the DoD from buying the product that the current SedDef's previous company builds? Many people want and wanted the F-15X, including Mattis. This is not 1 guy forcing the Pentagon to buy new Eagles. If it were, this would be front page news across all of the outlets considering how the media loves to hate everyone who has even shook Trump's hand let alone work in his administration.

Or do you want rules in place that no one can work in the DoD civilian leadership roles who has worked for a defense contractor? That would be crazy.
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Unread post17 May 2019, 15:17

crosshairs wrote:
knowan wrote:The problem is more that there needs to be stronger conflict of interest regulations for politicians and political appointments in the USA.

Sure Trump appointed the guy, but there should be regulations in place to prevent this sort of sh*t from happening in the first place.


Regulations to prevent what, exactly? To prevent the DoD from buying the product that the current SedDef's previous company builds? Many people want and wanted the F-15X, including Mattis. This is not 1 guy forcing the Pentagon to buy new Eagles. If it were, this would be front page news across all of the outlets considering how the media loves to hate everyone who has even shook Trump's hand let alone work in his administration.

Or do you want rules in place that no one can work in the DoD civilian leadership roles who has worked for a defense contractor? That would be crazy.


The USAF DOES NOT WANT IT. I can't dumb it down any further than that for you. If you can't understand that a former Boeing exec, in charge of a group forcing a Boeing product on a group that doesn't want it (and who are the experts), is shady as hell I can't help you.
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Unread post17 May 2019, 15:23

crosshairs wrote:Or do you want rules in place that no one can work in the DoD civilian leadership roles who has worked for a defense contractor? That would be crazy.


At a minimum, they should be forced to recuse from any decisions regarding areas of their conflicts of interest.

If that results in someone that can't do their job, then they shouldn't have been given that job in the first place.
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Unread post19 May 2019, 03:02

F-15C with Legion IRST pod working it out in Northern Edge 19.

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Unread post21 May 2019, 02:06

Long article best read there

Air Force Wants Both F-35 and F-15EX. But if Forced to Choose, It's No Contest: SecAF

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The only factor that would stifle the new F-15EX fleet would be another bad budget situation, said outgoing Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.

"If the budget gets crunched in the out years, you can't start trading off and saying we're going to keep open an F-15 line for single-digit numbers of airplanes," Wilson said during an interview May 14. "This has to be a long-term commitment to get the Air Force [inventory] healthy."...

https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... secaf.html
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Unread post21 May 2019, 13:54

gc wrote:F-15C with Legion IRST pod working it out in Northern Edge 19.

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What a kludge. At least Japan figured out how to do it right.

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