Monday, February 25, 2013

Industry has lost the opportunity of over 1000 F-35 orders, maybe more

What does the New Air Combat Capability Office do?

If you look at the downward trends in the F-35 development, not much. They certainly are not keeping political decision makers well informed. Consider this recent rough count which compares what the NACC has briefed in 2004 vs. 2013.

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Not good. Note that one of the early JSF program managers stated that the business plan assumed aircraft prices don't "flatten out" until 1500 units are made.

Bogdan talks tough, but there are heaps of reality out of his hands.

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