Sunday, March 14, 2010
Inferior F-35 is stupid now
Usually when Lockheed Martin make an fighter jet, it is superior to the previous jet (F-22A Raptor). The Obama administration decision to scrap a proven aircraft in favor of a supposedly cheaper, more flexible replacement is proving to be an expensive mistake. Gates also announced he is withholding $614 million in fees from the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. F-35 is six months behind schedule. The only thing it has that the F-22 doesn't have is the short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) technology. Pentagon should have produced more F-22 Raptors and sold F-22 Raptors to other countries.