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(Yahoo)   The good news: The F-35 program is showing increases in efficiency and there are new foreign buyers showing interest. The bad news: The software the plane needs to operate may not be ready by 2017, when full-scale production should be underway   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 24
    More: Interesting, F-35, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies Corp., U.S. Defense Department, Pratt & Whitney, hacking attacks, EADS, BAE Systems  
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2013-04-25 08:40:59 AM
12 votes:
I see no solution but to end all entitlement programs and immediately transfer all the money to the F-35 program. We're already almost $400 billion in, so it's clear that the program is too big to fail and we must be prepared to ensure its success no matter what the cost. Furthemore, if decreased orders are the reason that its production may be slowing, we should enact programs to increase interest and incentivize buyers. For example, we might offer the wealthiest 1% of Americans a new tax credit that they could use to offset their recent tax increase -- one of the largest tax increases in modern history, I might add -- where if they agree to buy 1 or 2 F35s for their own, personal use, they can claim the amount spent as a special "Air Patriot" deduction. And before any gun-grabbing liberals start flailing their hands and crying about whether citizens have the "right" to own an F35 or two, let me just say that the constitution is a living document, people. It evolves with time. If the Founders had been fighting a British army with RADAR-guided missiles, they would have almost certainly considered an F35 squadron to be part of any "well regulated militia." Let's not pretend that we're still fighting with muskets, mkay?
2013-04-25 10:22:12 AM
6 votes:
www.geeknewscentral.com

Hi! looks like you are trying to shoot down an SU-27. Would you like help? Yes No
2013-04-25 10:21:22 AM
5 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: UNC_Samurai: Part of me thinks that having a standardized cross-service fighter is a little too similar to the standardization of equipment that was attempted under the McNamara DoD.

But then again, the M-16 eventually worked, and we're still using variants of it to this day.  So maybe in time the F-35 will have been worth it.

The M-16 took dozens of years for it to work properly. It also

caused thousands of lives because it didn't work properly for the longest time.
We can't have that type of a problem with a 5th Gen jet fighter. The risk is just too great!


*****EAM*****
STATUS: URGENT
SENDER: CINC-CENTCOM
RE: M-16 STANDARD INFANTRY

***MESSAGE FOLLOWS****

It has come to the attention of CINC/CENTCOM that the M-16 has been confused by many enlisted men as a marital or reproductive aid.  Many of these men are now expectant fathers because of their misunderstanding and misuse of the M-16, and many female personnel have found themselves operationally exhausted following said misuse.  All line officers are advised to re-instruct enlisted personnel on the proper use of the M-16, and strongly advise against its misuse.  A re-training manual (479 pages plus 2 sets of safety addenda, entitled "The M-16: Not Built for Love") will be forthcoming.

****END EAM****
2013-04-25 12:34:07 PM
2 votes:

Wrath of Heaven: bongmiester: Wrath of Heaven: F-15SE eh??

Ohhhhhh... she sexxy, F-15 with internal weapon bays 8 )

Excellent *tents fingers*

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add vectored thrust and we'll talk


She's got a host of other goodies to tempt you with...
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Looks like it is missing the best and most important feature...a walkman

i53.tinypic.com
2013-04-25 10:51:30 AM
2 votes:

ghall3: Silent Eagle not just Eagle. It has just so much Eagle....


There is also some Eagle under the floorboards.
2013-04-25 10:07:24 AM
2 votes:
Can't we just go back to the golden days when gentlemen in fabulous mustaches graced the skies in multiple-wing wicker baskets and threw bricks at one another?
2013-04-25 08:37:17 AM
2 votes:
Does it come with a frogurt?
2013-04-25 11:36:19 AM
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: MythDragon: [www.airforce-technology.com image 620x371]

Who needs anything else?

That thing is more like a flying tank than a fighter plane, but they are very cool.


It's a gun with wings.

img36.imageshack.us
2013-04-25 11:31:17 AM
1 votes:

MichiganFTL: Alonjar: another cultural observer: Thunderpipes: Aarontology: Four hundred billion dollars for a plane that doesn't even really work

Or about five sequesters worth.

That is like 9 Solyndras.

Or 61,000 Teapot Domes

Or 13.3 million college educations.

7 HP Print Cartridges. 9 days of Medicare.


5 golden rings,
4 calling birds
3 french hens
2 turtle doves
and a cartridge in a bare tree.
2013-04-25 11:02:59 AM
1 votes:
Your airspeed is 410 knots. Your altitude is 18,000 feet. Your flight control system has an available update. Click here to delay update until later (requires reboot).  20 seconds ... 10 seconds ...
2013-04-25 11:01:55 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Boeing Co's F-15 Silent Eagle and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by EADS, Finmeccanica SpA and BAE Systems Plc, are also competing for the contract
The F-15 Silent Eagle should be the plane we're buying instead of the F-35.  It has better payload, better range, better performance, a much lower unit cost, and is built on an airframe that has never been downed in air-to-air combat.



A single F35 is supposed to be able to down a wing of F-15's without them even knowing what hit them.  They beat the snot out of F-15s in combat exercises.

Public Savant: The F-35 is just like the Nazis Tiger tanks - awesome but too complex and expensive.


Maybe... although the nazi tank divisions were never really defeated by other tanks.  The vast majority were lost due to a lack of air superiority, and a lack of fuel.  Neither of which is a problem for the United States.  Granted, we have had problems with a lack of oxygen....

/rimshot
2013-04-25 10:54:54 AM
1 votes:

StopLurkListen: WHO ARE YOU. And why are you giving this talent away for free? I appreciate it, don't get me wrong...


I have actually long suspected that Pocket Ninja does not, in fact, post his work for free....
2013-04-25 10:47:53 AM
1 votes:
www.airforce-technology.com

Who needs anything else?
2013-04-25 10:23:19 AM
1 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Marcus Aurelius: Boeing Co's F-15 Silent Eagle and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by EADS, Finmeccanica SpA and BAE Systems Plc, are also competing for the contract

The F-15 Silent Eagle should be the plane we're buying instead of the F-35.  It has better payload, better range, better performance, a much lower unit cost, and is built on an airframe that has never been downed in air-to-air combat.

and is about as stealthy as a flying barn


"Do not ask me to approach the battle meekly, to creep through the shadows, or to quietly slip on my foes in the dark. Let my enemies cower at my advance and tremble at the sight of me."
2013-04-25 10:19:47 AM
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: Slaves2Darkness: The problems with the F-35 make me wonder if China is running an espionage campaign to sabotage the dam thing.

China is running Congress?


That would explain a lot.
2013-04-25 10:19:10 AM
1 votes:
Unless they transform into robotic form and can function in space, I'm not impressed.
2013-04-25 10:16:11 AM
1 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Boeing Co's F-15 Silent Eagle and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by EADS, Finmeccanica SpA and BAE Systems Plc, are also competing for the contract

The F-15 Silent Eagle should be the plane we're buying instead of the F-35.  It has better payload, better range, better performance, a much lower unit cost, and is built on an airframe that has never been downed in air-to-air combat.


and is about as stealthy as a flying barn
2013-04-25 10:09:42 AM
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: It's not that the software won't be completed until 2017, it's that it just won't be ready to run until 2017.  They're using Java.


So they'll still be downloading updates and be asked if they want to install the Ask Toolbar?

/Or was it McAfee scanner?
2013-04-25 10:04:01 AM
1 votes:

theurge14: Pocket Ninja: And before any gun-grabbing liberals start flailing their hands and crying about whether citizens have the "right" to own an F35 or two, let me just say that the constitution is a living document, people. It evolves with time. If the Founders had been fighting a British army with RADAR-guided missiles, they would have almost certainly considered an F35 squadron to be part of any "well regulated militia." Let's not pretend that we're still fighting with muskets, mkay?

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The game has changed a bit since 1791.


planetmut.com

"I suppose I could give up one of them and still be feared ..."
2013-04-25 10:03:45 AM
1 votes:
nationalpostnews.files.wordpress.com

Canadian national spokesman for Lockheed Martin
2013-04-25 09:57:20 AM
1 votes:
But at least the money we're spending on that plane isn't going to any welfare queens!
2013-04-25 09:46:28 AM
1 votes:
Defund Planned Parenthood and re-educate the former staff from Baby Killingtm to coding. With all that money and manpower, they could knock that software out in a month.
2013-04-25 09:13:05 AM
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: I see no solution but to end all entitlement programs and immediately transfer all the money to the F-35 program. We're already almost $400 billion in, so it's clear that the program is too big to fail and we must be prepared to ensure its success no matter what the cost. Furthemore, if decreased orders are the reason that its production may be slowing, we should enact programs to increase interest and incentivize buyers. For example, we might offer the wealthiest 1% of Americans a new tax credit that they could use to offset their recent tax increase -- one of the largest tax increases in modern history, I might add -- where if they agree to buy 1 or 2 F35s for their own, personal use, they can claim the amount spent as a special "Air Patriot" deduction. And before any gun-grabbing liberals start flailing their hands and crying about whether citizens have the "right" to own an F35 or two, let me just say that the constitution is a living document, people. It evolves with time. If the Founders had been fighting a British army with RADAR-guided missiles, they would have almost certainly considered an F35 squadron to be part of any "well regulated militia." Let's not pretend that we're still fighting with muskets, mkay?


I like this, but let me expand on this. I disagree on the point of transferring ALL money to the F35 program. Should they get some of it? Sure. Instead, I think we need to put more money in our domestic drone program so Americans can truly fear understandthe awesome power of fully operated remote controlled airplanes that can unleash Hellfire missiles on the urbangeneral public. You know, in case the  poor and senior citizenswelfare victims decide to riot after their entitlement programs are removed.

Also, defund the Dept of Education and the FDA and replace it with a program that uses slave labor former welfare recipients and their children to manufacture bootstraps as part of a new Happiness and Strappiness program designed to bring the textile and shoe industry back to this country.
2013-04-25 08:46:12 AM
1 votes:
It's not that the software won't be completed until 2017, it's that it just won't be ready to run until 2017.  They're using Java.
 
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