I have not been a fan of the newest super jet fighter that the defense industry is making and selling around the world….personally I think it is a worthless waste of money and I have written as much…..https://lobotero.com/2016/11/03/f-35-the-flying-turd/
After $1.45 trillion….. yep that is trillion with a “T”….and this brick still cannot get off the ground….
The fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters flying in the critical operational testing phase is struggling to stay airborne, which could delay the troubled program’s great leap forward into mass production.
As I recently reported for the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), a document from the program’s test force shows that the fleet’s test aircraft, housed at California’s Edwards Air Force Base, have netted an average 11 percent “fully mission capable rate”—the key measure of how often an aircraft can perform all of its assigned missions—since the process began last December.
This plane is the state of the art in electronic devices and weaponry….and yet we let the Chinese make parts for the “super fighter”…..
Exception PCB, based in Gloucestershire, southwest England, which produces the parts was acquired in 2013 by its Chinese parent, Shenzhen Fastprint.
The circuit boards control many of the F-35’s core capabilities, including its engines, lighting, fuel and navigation systems, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a press release.
However the MoD said Exception PCB is an established manufacturer and presents no risks to the fighter F-35’s supply chain.
Let me get this straight….on the most sophisticated fighter jet in the world and we out-sourced the production of needed parts?
Seriously? We go to the Walmart of the defense industry for the top secret parts?
Wonder why NO infrastructure then look no further than this piece of crap…..now ask why?
Where were the so-called “deficit hawks” on this one?
God I love this stuff!
“Lego ergo Scribo”