Broke Britain could cancel over half the F-35 fighter order – while the world’s militaries move on

He also foresaw smartphones and drones in around 1950.

Next up: Financial collapse & hyperinflation > all-out civil war in Europe and the US > directly followed by WW3 > WW3 interrupted by the “3 Days Of Darkness”.

“It will start with the Jews and the Arabs. There it will begin.”

– Alois Irlmaier

The Prophecies Of Alois Irlmaier – The Roadmap To WW3 – The 3 Days Of Darkness (Worse Than WW3):

“Everything calls peace, Schalom! Then it will occur – a new Middle East war suddenly flames up, big naval forces are facing hostiley in the Mediterranean – the situation is strained. But the actual firing spark is set on fire in the Balkan: I see a “large one” falling, a bloody dagger lies beside him – then impact is on impact. …”

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Broke Britain could cancel over half the F-35 fighter order – while the world’s militaries move on:

Britain’s order of F-35 fighter jets may be significantly slashed as the list of problems bedevilling the stealth plane grows, along with the ‘issues’ in the UK’s defense budget. Britain has ordered 138 jets. Pilots say the F-35’s will revolutionize air combat as it’s the most advanced fighter craft ever assembled.

However, for the first time, officials have suggested that the number could be scaled down as it remains unclear how much each jet will actually cost.

The UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) is likely to pay around £80 million ($103 million) more than its earlier estimate of £9.1 billion ($12bn) for the jets. The spiraling costs are due partly to the fall in the value of the pound, allied to a spate of technical glitches to hit the F-35.

At the same time the government is demanding a £30bn ($39bn) saving across Britain’s Army, Navy and Air Force.

MPs on the Commons Defense Committee have now heard it’s not possible to accurately forecast the cost of the fighter jets as the MoD said it would have to “make adjustments in our program accordingly.”

Britain said it would “maintain our plan” to pay for the full order of the Lightning aircraft.
So far Britain signed up for delivery of 48 F-35’s, estimated to cost around £9.1bn.
Permanent Secretary Stephen Lovegrove refused to be drawn on the cost of the rest, while problems are reported during testing in the US.

Lovegrove said it would be “imprudent” and “misleading” to give a figure. This was not well received.

Mark Francois MP, a former defense minister, said the public would be “pretty shocked.”
“Is it any wonder people have some skepticism about budgeting in the Ministry of Defense,” he added.

Julian Lewis MP, committee chairman, indicated this could mean the order is scaled down.

Claiming a rise in price could mean “we are going to have to adjust the numbers of these aircraft that we order.”

Five incidents of pilots suffering hypoxia-like symptoms have been reported during test flight as well as issues with maneuverability.

Lewis asked directly if what the MOD was reporting meant that aside from the “safe” 48, the status of the other F-35’s remain unclear.

Lieutenant General Stephen Poffley, deputy Chief of the Defense Staff, said: “We would consider exactly that dynamic at the point at which it was evident that we weren’t able to pursue our original plan of 138, but that is some way off.”

Such a move would mean Britain keeps older jets the F-35 is due to replace while other militaries move on.

Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey are all hoping to complete their orders of the jets.

H/t reader squodgy:

“This white elephant could well be a trigger for economic collapse for all the sad puppet countries involved with it…”

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