Depends on how you look at it. Would also mean the US getting to play with the newest anti-aircraft system of their greatest and most aggressive adversary and rival.
Ridiculous. The EU is the primary factor in establishing peace in Europe since WWII, not NATO.
I am as big a fan of the F-35 as anyone. Between it and the F-22 it will assure air superiority over any forseen foe for decades. It is also a known fact that 4th gen jets like the F-15 and F-16 are made more effective and survivable in many scenarios when flown with 5th gen jets. It is also a fact ...Jump to post
I've put it here given the direct reference to the F-15X in the letter. Obviously Cornyn and Cruz are from Texas and therefore have a strong interest in preserving F-35 production and jobs but it is hard to deny what they are recommending. Replacing old ANG F-15s with new build rather than rebuild ...Jump to post
Sure, but if we take the premise that there will likely be four to six carriers deployed at any one time in a near-peer conflict then there should be enough aircraft available to mass those four to six vessels, especially if the USN actually solves the depot funding issue. During GW I there was I t...Jump to post
I'm have read some parts of that. I see both good reasons and some bad consequences to moving from an LHA to a CVL. The USN returned the well deck on subsequent LHAs so I expect it was clear from operational experience that they struggled to land the weight of firepower they needed. Unless the CVL ...Jump to post
Interestingly the document suggests that some of the UCAV operations will have to remain man in the loop with some long chain LOS datalinks but some operations will require a more rapid automated response such as ASCM defence. How do you guarantee the integrity of the data links? I do understand th...Jump to post
Its a really good (long) read. To my mind, the graphic on page 112 (wish I could figure out this editor) shows the biggest problem of the current CAW. The range of current strikers including the F-35 leaves the wing without a long range strike option. The MQ-25 should go a long way towards helping w...Jump to post
Germany is going to buy nothing but Eurofighters and as few of them as possible as well. If they really want a nuclear capable plane they will buy a few Rafales. By the time they get FCAS, if they even get FCAS the F-35 will be as embedded in the worlds Air Forces as the F-16 is today and the F-35 w...Jump to post
At the end of the day it's cheaper over the life of the plane to buy new F-15s than it is to update the existing F-15Cs. Those planes had to be updated in order to maintain force levels. If you poke around enough you will see that, no, there is not enough capacity in the supply chain to increase F-3...Jump to post
This is a great idea and hopefully the price will eventually be less than 100 million per unit. As pointed out there are many missions that the F-35/F-16 is not suitable or optimal. The air force will continue to need a heavy fighter and 150 combat coded F-22s are not enough. These F-15s can supplem...Jump to post
Now if only we could get a nonstop from HPN to BTV. But for now I will take the upgrade to LGA.Jump to post
It takes some guts to post this on A net given all the trolls. I would say this. Get out there. Be you. Girls like guys that are kind and funny. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be really good looking or a genius. Just by kind, thoughtful and have a sense of humor. Get out there. Be p...Jump to post