A few follow-up questions on the statements below would have pulled the rug out from under Duncan Lewis proving that whoever is advising him is either an idiot or dishonest.
He's equally confident the RAAF will eventually fly the Joint Strike Fighter, despite delays and increasing costs. "The project is running reasonably well," Lewis says. "We are watching this issue very, very closely."Emphasis mine.
The RAAF's Super Hornets mean there won't be an air capability gap even if the JSFs are delayed. "This is a global enterprise and it's not going to fold. There's no question of that, in my view."
Great "copy-paste" reporting. Too bad the Duncan Lewis comments have little basis in fact.