Originally Posted by Requiem
Most all of the R&D funding to the military is an absolute joke. Why we felt the need to piss billions down our legs in the 1990s on the F-22 and associated aircraft when we already had **** tons more than other world powers was beyond me. Just dumb stuff.
They would have been better off just building more f-18 and f-16 which are still better then most countries can put out. Then keep the f-22's aside for if **** really hit the fan. But your right we didn't need the f-35 unless is came in like they said. A cheap fighter wear all the parts interchange IE all the services use them. Its not a bad idea. Who built that lockhead? they screwed the pooch on that one. The pooch being us I guess.