Tuesday, May 01, 2012

“The Jet That Ate the Pentagon”

Interesting headline on the front page of The Huffington Post about F-35.

“Claimed to be near invisible to radar and able to dominate any future battlefield, the F-35 will replace most of the air-combat aircraft in the inventories of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and at least nine foreign allies, and it will be in those inventories for the next 55 years. It's no secret, however, that the program -- the most expensive in American history -- is a calamity.”

If F-35 debacle can eat the Pentagon then it should gobble up Harper government as it is facing the same predicament.

Read the story here.

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1 comment:

  1. And it'll shine as brightly as a yellow porch light on a dark night to older L-band radar. F-35 is a total fail. We'd be saps to buy them.

    Not only that, look at how we get hosed in Canada buying American cars. By the time all is said and done these airborne lemons will probably cost us 3/4 of a billion each just to fly off the lot.

    We could provide thousands of day care spaces, thousands of units of affordable housing, and any number of other things to enhance our already high quality of life with the money that this disaster will cost.

    It is *our* money after all.