Tuesday, November 08, 2011
F-35, Yet Another Delay
The overdue, overbudget F-35 will, yawn, be another two years late. A USAF general informed a congressional panel today that the long-delayed aircraft, most recently promised for 2016, won't be available until 2018.
What's that sound? It's the noise of F-35 orders being cancelled around the world. The longer it takes to get this winged dog to market the shorter the shelf-life of its questionable stealth advantage. A two year delay means another two year loss of that dubious stealth magic.