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Didn't know MCR made such a big jump in one year.

It's typical American. No matter the odds they'll eventually get it right. Of cpurse it helps a lot that US and allies can pour Billions of Dollars into F-35. That's why it's good to be on their side...
 

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I am more concerned about aerial EW suppression capabilities along with newer generation radars in active/passive modes.
 

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F-35 flies with a full suite of sensors. So it does not need bolt in pods or pod swapping per mission.

F-35 full suite sensors.jpg
 

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Rep. Adam Smith is challenging national security orthodoxy: He says Congress should no longer lavish funds on Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The chair of the House Armed Services Committee has had enough of the most expensive program in the Pentagon’s history and wants to stop throwing money down “that particular rathole,” as he called it. The stealthy fighter aircraft has yet to reach its full capabilities, its engine breaks down more quickly and takes more time to fix than anticipated. The cost to sustain the F-35 fleets is “crazy high,” Smith said in an interview.

“It is an incredibly capable aircraft,” Smith said. “It is also an incredibly expensive aircraft and one of questionable reliability. Most of our national defense plan was built around the idea that we would have a more capable aircraft than we have right now, and that it would cost less.” As a result, Smith said, “we are going to be very reluctant to buy more.”
if they cut production nos now,then ironincally it will become even more costlier and it will turn out like the b2 spirit or f22 scenario.

like it or not , usa is stuck with f35 i think for good or bad.they have to modify and live with it and make it work.

it just needs to be a 'm4 sherman' of the sky for the us for the forseeable future until a new fighter arises.
 

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if they cut production nos now,then ironincally it will become even more costlier and it will turn out like the b2 spirit or f22 scenario.

like it or not , usa is stuck with f35 i think for good or bad.they have to modify and live with it and make it work.

it just needs to be a 'm4 sherman' of the sky for the us for the forseeable future until a new fighter arises.

The F-35 is actually the best fighter to be stuck in. A lot want it, can afford it, but cannot buy it...
 

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if they cut production nos now,then ironincally it will become even more costlier and it will turn out like the b2 spirit or f22 scenario.

like it or not , usa is stuck with f35 i think for good or bad.they have to modify and live with it and make it work.

it just needs to be a 'm4 sherman' of the sky for the us for the forseeable future until a new fighter arises.
F35 will become a specialist aircraft, like f22 due to its high cost of maintenance and sustainment.
USAF is now asking for a low cost 4.5 gen fighter
 

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dude, do you know what is IRST?
Atleast learn to read and understand first.

We're talking about sensor and targetting pods... Dude. F-35 does not need to swap pods. 4th gen fighters need different pods for different missions. Even those 4th gen fighters with built in IRST still need additional pods for missions not covered by IRST, like attack missions.
 

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F35 will become a specialist aircraft, like f22 due to its high cost of maintenance and sustainment.
USAF is now asking for a low cost 4.5 gen fighter

F-35 is far from a specialist aircraft. It's a true multimission fighter.
 

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F35 will become a specialist aircraft, like f22 due to its high cost of maintenance and sustainment.
USAF is now asking for a low cost 4.5 gen fighter
making few of them compared to total fighter planes does not make them specialist.quite the opposite as time goes by and fifth generation aircraft become more common.

i have a feeling that f35 can become to usa like tiger 2 was for germany,taking valuable resources away from more practical designs.

also there is general large scale procurement issues with the us military in the last few decades.
 

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