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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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JSF Costs Up At Least $2.5B: Rumor

JSF Costs Up At Least $2.5B: Rumor

Here we go again.... this aircraft is an albatross strung around the DOD's neck...

Depending on who you believe and which bean-counters to listen to, the F-35's per unit cost may be approaching the cost of the F-22 although there are just over 150 F-22s as opposed to over 2000 "expected" F-35 orders.

Also looking at "another" 1 to 5 year delay depending on the variant...

Considering that the F-22's R&D is complete, is a working aircraft, and is a more capable aircraft in many respects (ie Air to Air), why we continue to pour money down this hole is beyond me.

It's time we took our tax dollars and shopped around for existing airframes from the US and our Allies to fill in the holes where the F-22 would not fit.
(Strike\Close Air Support)

I'm a big believer in defense budgets, but we just don't have the cash to be doing this kind of stuff right now....

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Considering that the F-22's R&D is complete, is a working aircraft, and is a more capable aircraft in many respects (ie Air to Air), why we continue to pour money down this hole is beyond me.
BINGO. Gates pulled the plug on the wrong aircraft.
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