Trial by Fire? Marines to Use F-35’s First Action to See What Still Needs Fixing

H/t reader squodgy:

“New levels of incompetence.

Firstly, for the last fifty years, in the absence of real combat, new aircraft were always tested annually against simulated enemies in ‘combat’ competitions in Nevada, with many foreign ally “enemies” playing the role creditably.The same being reciprocated in Oz & Europe.

Secondly, if this very expensive aircraft is lost in combat in enemy territory, with irretrievable black boxes etc, how the hell will they learn anything to actually see what needs fixing?

Only an idiot sends an untested and glitch ridden weapon to war, unless….they have no option…..Doh!”

… or they want to make sure the military-industrial complex earns a lot more money and …

“(Soldiers are) dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.”
– Henry Kissinger (as quoted in Woodward and Bernstein’s “The Final Days”, ch. 14)


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