Pentagon F-35 program chief lashes Lockheed, Pratt

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TomKi wrote:

I am surprised by Lieutenant General Bogdan assertion. How come he does not know the mission of the F-35? The mission is, of course, to squeeze every last dollar out of the DoD. Look how L-M played the game perfectly – magical performance specs, incomprehensible design, Star Trek like engineering, spread productions to every state, lock in foreign customers.

Impossible to stop or cancel. What’s the acronym – TBTC?

They got you by the balls general!

Feb 27, 2013 8:30pm EST  --  Report as abuse
upstater wrote:

Dig a hole and bury this dinosaur.

Feb 27, 2013 8:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

That would be a great move to cancel this cancerous pig of a project.

It would shake up the cronyism attitude, bring better competition to the table and in the long run save trillions of dollars on future contracts that are prudently financially contracted out.

We can live without the F-35 and would still be enormously safe as a country.

Hoping, hoping, hoping someone with a thick skin and forward vision makes that call to send the pigs squealing away from empty slop pail.

Feb 27, 2013 9:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RET_SFC wrote:

GE had a competing engine ready a couple of years ago and that might be a an alternative if PW balks.

Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse

It is time for more accountability. The government, regardless of the political powers elected at any given time, wastes money.

This project is no different than, for example, the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund of 2010. That fund allocated $3 Billion USD to pay responders to the terrorist attacks. However, the law firm of Dickstein Shapiro and several government contractors were allowed to bill $80,000,000 to administer the fund. Do you think the bill for this fund will be $79,999,999? Of course it will.

If the government had skillful negotiators and didn’t waste the public’s money, we would face a sequester. I am, for one, glad it will happen. The sad part is the government will not learn from the $100 toilet seat or the over-budget plane, or any other form or fashion of government waste to private companies.

Feb 28, 2013 12:28am EST  --  Report as abuse
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