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.

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