Friday, January 20, 2012

F-35 positive news scramble

One of the F-35 friendly news sources is reporting that the probation on the F-35B STOVL imposed by Gates may be lifted. Pretty hard to believe.

The F-35 made a night flight; sort of. A big deal seeing as there were so many issues to work through. Burbage is trying to convince the less investigative sectors of the media that the tail hook issue is fixable and that performance on the F-35 isn't all that bad.

Then there is the usual from the delusional.

DAB is coming up and the F-35 true-believers need an appearance of progress in the news with a scramble of allegedly positive events . U.S. DOD boss Panetta will be visiting Pax. Jesus is coming. Everyone look busy.

Then there is the DOD discussions about the FY2013 DOD budget. Not long after, Congress will start hearings on the FY2013 budget, which will include a pre-release summary of the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) report on the F-35.

All with no milestone-B present.


superraptor said...

Panetta is now the third secretary of defense who signs off on the
F-35 although from what is available publically one has to conclude that the F-35 is an engineering disaster which has to be terminated immediately. Why even now do so many folks seem brainwashed when it comes to the F-35? What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

My first thought would be to follow the money. Lobbyists, campaign funding, over inflated money just syphons taxpayers dollars via programs, and back through political contributions.