As regular readers know, I'm not a big fan of the F-35. We typically have a few commentors on the blog that agree me with very strongly on that when I bring up the subject.
There's very little about the F-35 that excites me, especially when compared to the far superior F-22. But all that is for another post.
"Affordable Export-Friendly Stealth" means inferior, and now we also know it means more expensive.
"Common Coalition" means unfriendly states like Iran's close friend Turkey are building the engines (or not).
Israel has ordered a number of F-35s, but now it looks like perhaps they won't come at all.
Due to cost overruns the Senate is considering scrapping the F-35 project.
At least one possible advantage to this, is that if Israel does buy a few F-35s, we might at least be able to install our own avionics in Israel. That will at least improve this airplane.
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