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Old 12-12-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by W*GS View Post
What good is a military that drives the economy that supports it into the ground because of its exorbitant cost?

For example, the F-35 JSF:

DO you really think that advances in aircraft are going to make flying 35 year old planes a long term good idea..

Just sometimes you have to pay the real price of having a secure homeland..

The $382 billion F-35 Joint Strike fighter program may well be the largest single global defense program in history. This major multinational program is intended to produce an “affordably stealthy” multi-role fighter that will have 3 variants: the F-35A conventional version for the US Air Force et. al.; the F-35B Short Take-Off, Vertical Landing for the US Marines, British Royal Navy, et. al.; and the F-35C conventional carrier-launched version for the US Navy. The aircraft is named after Lockheed’s famous WW2 P-38 Lightning, and the Mach 2, stacked-engine English Electric (now BAE) Lightning jet. Lightning II system development partners included The USA & Britain (Tier 1), Italy and the Netherlands (Tier 2), and Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway and Turkey (Tier 3), with Singapore and Israel as “Security Cooperation Partners,” and Japan as the 1st export customer.

so what is the problem?

and what has this to do with the topic

More Obama green energy money wasted.
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