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June 29, 2015

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Old Lurker

I think the Episcopal Bishops are just mad that the Pope has gained on them in their race to the bottom.

henry

pagar, add Chicago Skool of Bidness political donation "enforcement" of the law (much like employers inviting unions in bypass minimum wage laws) and you have it perfectly.

Cispigmented Heteronormative Microagressive Ignatz

--Maybe some of these bad reviews are coming from LM's competitors.--

Possibly, but the fact remains a separate, purpose built plane for each branch's role would almost certainly have worked better and probably been cheaper in the long run.

Old Lurker

But where to go, where to go?

CNBC: "As the Fourth of July weekend looms and Americans prep their grills and ready their fireworks, some citizens are packing their bags.

A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults by TransferWise, a peer-to-peer money transfer service based in the United Kingdom, revealed that 35 percent of American-born residents and emigrants would consider leaving the United States to live in another country.
This percentage greatly increases for those age 18 to 34. More than half of millennials, a whopping 55 percent, said that they would consider leaving the U.S. for foreign shores. Among them, 43 percent of men and 38 percent of women noted that a higher salary would be a factor in their relocation decision."

henry

purpose built plane for each branch's role would almost certainly have worked better and probably been cheaper in the long run

Yes, especially if they used common attachment tech for weapons systems, radars, etc. Then left room for innovation paths on each dimension. (much like early PCs).

Captain Hate

So has the liturgy been updated to have a de riguere blessing of the real estate lawyers?

James D

pagar @ 11:51

I agree, that's the ACTUAL reason for the penalty. But I wonder what the "for public consumption" reason is, or if they even bothered to come up with one.

Captain Hate

not to be confused with de rigueur

Cecil Turner

I don't know much about the F-35, except what I've read about the various problems, but . . .

Neither the F-16 nor the F-35 is an air superiority fighter (F-15 and F-22 are the respective entrants in that category). IME an energy management (EM) analysis is classified "Secret" at least (so whatever this FOUO report was, it wasn't that). Basic fighter maneuvers (BFM) have waned in importance as missile technology advances and, as noted in the article, it was a single-sourced to an unnamed test pilot.

Not saying the F-35 doesn't have problems, but not being able to out furball an F-16 isn't that big a deal even if true . . . and I'd take that whole hot air report with a few grains of salt.

Old Lurker

That will have to wait for the next New Book of Common Prayer, Cap'n, which I understand is coming out in comic book fashion soon.

Old Lurker

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narciso

true, how would it do against an SU 37, I think that's the comparable vehicle, there were similar complaints about the F-18 in the early 80s,

Man Tran

Henry,

Yes, especially if they used common attachment tech for weapons systems, radars, etc. Then left room for innovation paths on each dimension. (much like early PCs).

I was thinking the same way. There's a ton of money in avionics and other sophisticated systems that could be shared without much compromising. As you well know, there's a lot of software out there with switches to turn features on and off.

henry

Man Tran, they listened more on the drones than manned aircraft (different politics). The only system wide impact was getting them to consider life cycle cost / benefit instead of purchase price (e.g. can you fix it / upgrade it / does the plane get any air time per hour of maintenance) for long enough to change the CALS acronym to Continuous Acquisition and Lifecycle Systems from Computer Aided Logistics Systems. Not sure if they still use that.

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