What we have here is stock and trade regurgitation of Lockheed Martin talking points via, a clueless U.S. DOD boss, Mr. Panetta who is acting more like a seller of the F-35, instead of being a helpful counsel to a valuable ally.
Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, poured scorn on concerns over the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme on Wednesday comparing an official US government audit into the embattled fighter jet to a “home buyer’s survey” that could be safely ignored.
I would wonder if there is anyone left in the MOD that has the skill to do proper military engineering studies? Below is the top analytical statement. Faith-based and dangerous.
“Maybe some of the sceptics will change their minds when they see it fly.”
You mean...like this?
I wonder how that kind of attitude works with these guys?
If you take some time and look at the trade-press and various sites over the past few weeks, you will see a surge in F-35 marketing spin.
All for an obsolete-to-the-threat, troubled and overly expensive aircraft.