Israel is worried about their F-35 decision. Unlike Canada or the U.S., they cannot spare any dead-weight in their force structure.
Australia on the other hand is clueless. They may still go forward with buying two mistake-jets. They don't know what it will cost.
All this time, Australia's New Air Combat Capability (NACC) office have been doing a job on ministers; covering up the failings of the program. Hint: It isn't "fifth-generation" unless one considers ushering in a new era of defence procurement failure as progress.
Today, the government is in serious debt. Defence procurement incompetence can no longer be tolerated. Even our neighbor--who no longer has fighter jets--knows what is going on.
I wonder when the NACC office will join the team and do what is right for Australia?