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Lockheed didn't create a good product. Like I said before, It has so many problems that even the Pentagon is getting angrier by the day. That's saying something since just like with the US Congress, military officials that leave the Pentagon often get hired by defence companies to jobs with huge salaries and soft workloads. It's just another form of legal bribery.

The US air force is going to be stuck with these things for 2-3 decades. Here's hoping that they continue to upgrade the F-18's while the JSF planes continue to stay grounded.

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. That's saying something since just like with the US Congress, military officials that leave the Pentagon often get hired by defence companies to jobs with huge salaries and soft workloads. It's just another form of legal bribery.

Congress supports the F-35 because it means jobs, lots of them in a lot of key states. The F-35 is projected to provide up to 100,000 jobs a year once it gets past all these delays and on to full production.

A congressman who can show voters he "created" 10,000 new high paying jobs doesnt give a damn whether the plane is any good or not.

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Congress supports the F-35 because it means jobs, lots of them in a lot of key states. The F-35 is projected to provide up to 100,000 jobs a year once it gets past all these delays and on to full production.

A congressman who can show voters he "created" 10,000 new high paying jobs doesnt give a damn whether the plane is any good or not.

Yep. That's pretty sad in my opinion. Problems with the program were showing up well before the first plane was even built. If the Pentagon was smart they would have put the kibosh on the whole program and awarded a new contract to a competitor. Unfortunately back then there was only 3 companies that were qualified to do that kind of work and now there's only 2 with the capability and clearances.

There was a fatal flaw with a land vehicle in the 90's (don't remember if it was a tank or a personnel carrier) that the U.S. had which could have caused the death of anybody inside the vehicle if it was hit by even a medium sized shell. It took the engineers in Israel to figure out how to fix it. Even after the Israelis fixed the design, the US kept building the death traps because the general in charge of purchasing at the time couldn't admit he was wrong and slow down production in order to retool the factories. History repeated itself with the second Iraq war. The soldiers were getting humvees that weren't armored heavily enough to stop large bullets so they had to start welding scrap metal to the humvees which of course slowed them down and wore out the moving parts quicker.

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