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Jack of all trades, master of none. That phrase could be easily applied to the the most expensive weapons project in the Department of Defense’s history with total costs of over over one trillion dollars. The F-35 Lightning II, which is the result of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program that originated in the early 1990s (the program pitted Lockheed Martin’s X-35 against Boeing’s X-32), has become a boondoggle with escalating programs costs, numerous glitches, and delays. Nearly 14 years after Lockheed Martin was awarded the JSF contract over Boeing, the F-35 has yet to reach Initial Operational Capability (IOC), let alone Full Operational Capability (FOC). With so much negativity surrounding... Read more...
“I feel the need, the need for speed!” As an 80s child, I have seen Top Gun at least a few dozen times, possibly more. It was my first introduction to Tom Cruise and sparked my fasciation with military aircraft (I must also give partial credit to the lesser known film Iron Eagle for also feeding my addiction). Nearly three decades later, my eyes have been opened up to the thick layers of “cheese” spread all over the film, but my childhood love for the film has not ceased. And it looks as though movie producers are hoping that nostalgia reigns supreme as the development of a Top Gun sequel continues to advance. During a press junket for the upcoming film Terminator: Genisys, Skydance CEO David... Read more...