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February 8, 2019

F-15X

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:48 am
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Is it a bad idea?

Is it a good idea?

Read both.  I tend to come down on the good idea side, but let me know what you think.

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2 Comments »

  1. Rules of aircraft procurement:

    The first 90% of the program budget will be spent on research and development.
    The next 90% will be spent on testing prototypes and setting up production.
    The remaining 90% of the program budget will be spent on producing the aircraft.
    The other 90% will be spent on spares and maintenance.
    The final 90% will be spent on operational costs.

    Comment by Jeff Groves — February 8, 2019 @ 10:58 am

  2. Yep, which is why I lean toward it being a good idea. Cuts out a lot of those costs. Also, frankly I am worried we are getting dangerously low on the number of operational a/c we have. The current generation of UAVs are going to be useless in a conflict with any power with even a minimal anti-air capability.

    Comment by dknights — February 8, 2019 @ 11:48 am


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