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First F-35 arrives at Eglin

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7/15/2011 - EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- The Department of Defense's first F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter touched down at its new home here July 14, marking a major milestone in the nation's military history. (www.af.mil) Altro...

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sheka
mark tufts 0
i wish i could have been there to watch the newest stealth plane come in
AZAFVET
Wayne Fox 0
Sorry to rain on peoples parades but we don't need, can't afford the F35. More pentagon waste.
Pigweed298
Roy Kizzia 0
But, if we stopped production it would cost the nation thousands of private industry jobs at a time when we have already lost too many jobs. We are in a bind now, but in the future, we need to spend less on defense.
preacher1
preacher1 0
It will probably wind up like the B-2, and just a small number will be built for the US. With the US having air superiority out there now with the F-16/18, do like the B52, upgrade it and keep it around.
bbabis
bbabis 0
Just remember, we have never gotten into a war because our defense was too strong! Welcome to the team JSF.
Bogush
Bogush 0
take a look at this short clip and if you still think we don't the F35 ??

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1994695142386399860#

it is still cheaper than the F22 but is growing exponentially in price, when I worked on the controller ( Honeywell Avionics) 3 years ago it's price at the time was 89 million today it is closer ( I think ) to 150 million while the F22 is over 300 million. If we want to keep up with the Jones we need to keep building them - there is an old saying
"if you want peace, get ready for war" there is cost associated with peace keeping
BrendanKEL
Meh shut it about the economy, it doesn't usually get in the way of the air force...
Bogush
Bogush 0
the USA is sleeping with the enemy and has been for the past 10 years - we need this F-35 in the eventuality
kb9uwu
"If we want to keep up with the Jones we need to keep building them"

Who are the Jones in this situation? We spend about 10x more on defense annually than Russia and China combined.

I don't think we have much to worry about.
Bogush
Bogush 0
the new Jones' - China & Russia - history is about to repeat itself again in the not too near futue. We have shared so much technology with these 2 countries it hurts, formerly our enemies now our buddies but for how long. Every country that the good old USA became friendly with at some point in time has become a threat sooner or later, Nicaraque, El Salvador, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan etc etc. It's like we set ourselves up for disaster, The sleeping giant is about to pounce on the USA, our good fortune in the past has always been that we used our economic skills to stay a float now we need floaters to stay above the water line and both countries ( R & C) are making these floaters but sinkable ones.......sorry about this - we are going down
preacher1
preacher1 0
Ain't a war torn or underdeveloped country that we have helped that hasn't came along and kick our $%^ in some form or fashion. Everybody talks about a global economy but you can't give away the store.
Bogush
Bogush 0
the debt ceiling - why not just remove it if the end result will be the same and that is our debt level will still be growing each year - now forecasted in 10 years to reach 25 trillion dollars ( sic). We are selling oursleves cheap, we have given away our tehnology for pitence and now we buy offshore what we made 20 years ago here at home, our economy is out the window, our future is bleak - we have not learnt anything from past history...........anyone that says we nothing to fear is smoking his socks
preacher1
preacher1 0
Amen Brother
99NY
99NY 0
Yawn. Hooray for it finally being delivered overdue, overbudget and underperforming. Something really to be proud of there.
Bogush
Bogush 0
99NY - spoken like a true American - you are ther type that bit__ about everything and when the time comes for doing something constructive you go on vacation to hibernate
99NY
99NY 0
Troll somewhere else Bogush.
plt340
plt340 0
oohrah
mycloudymind
???? how many do they have built of them ...cool plane .i live in east coast of florida i may see it in the sky if its in my area ....
Bogush
Bogush 0
99NY - schmuk to say the least

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