Ya and you are the judge, jury and executioner....an infection and you are ready to chop of the arm or worse take the head off. Not an interesting way to argue about anything....
An infection is a boo boo on someones hand that needs ointment and a band aide.
The current US MIC is a zombie apocolypse, except instead of demanding brains to eat they want money to feed their insatiable hunger.
And bubba is mommas baby so momma gives bubba what he asks for... a three ton baby asking a two stone momma for food because he is hungry... and like a good momma... she feeds her bubba... she feeds him good.
You sound like one of those that always dwell in the past and not realizing the value of the current and not seeing the hope in the future because it is too fucking hard to get through problems....who thinks competition and the best qualities drive everything in the world?
I am probably more often criticised for being too optimistic, but what are the signs of reform and change in the US government and MIC and pentagon that makes you think there is even the slightest interest in change.
Nobody has even mentioned the real problems, they are just whining that the F-35 is not what it was supposed to be, no body has mentioned that it is exactly what it was supposed to be... an unkillable cancer and now is part of the system that can't be removed without killing the patient...
The obvious solution is to completely scale back the programme and get something into service that can do the job at least as well as 4th gen fighters already could... for goodness sake an F-15 is a fraction of the cost of an F-35 to buy and to operate and maintain and it can sit in Israeli air space and launch way more weapons in to Syria than the F-35 can for a fraction of the price... the F-35 has no real advantage, and lots of serious disadvantages including top speed, real payload capacity, airframe life... put some of the electronics that work from the F-35 in an F-15 or F-16 and you have an aircraft almost as good in many areas and superior in quite a few including top speed, operational ceiling, flight range, capacity to carry a lot of weapons at one time.
But the only discussion taking place is... there are things wrong and it will take a lot of money and a lot of time to sort them out... so give me more money and time to do that...
They don't want to change... as I said before... the pentagon spends money... that is what they do, and contractors and the US MIC find reasons to ask for more money...
Get real man, I already said real world is much more complex than your over simplified idealistic world. I clearly said, if they can not fix problems then they will go the way of the infected giant.
Nothing lasts forever...
Your view of "no corruption" world does not exist...sorry to break it to you. It is an individual quality, collectively it does not generally abide by that quality. Every project in Russia is generally delayed, so they should all be fired because obviously it is corruption....except sane people does not think like you even if there is corruption.
There are an enormous number of reasons why a project might be delayed... corruption is usually easy to spot... when Sukhoi sells Su-34 strike bombers to the Russian military for $40 million dollars each... that is a bargain, when they export Su-35s for $60-80 billion each including spares and weapons that is profit margin.
When the US sells C-17 transports for $400 million to their closest allies... that is just taking the piss...
Somebody did pull the plug on it...you and your over simplification. First problem and then axe it, is that how you work?
Hahahaha... if you actually read my posts on the Russian naval threads on this forum you would not need to ask such a question.
I hope you do not manage any real people...ford is not a white elephant like you think....you have no evidence.
The Ford is an instrument of US imperialism... it will be used to destroy democracy around the world for the next half century... it will never be used against the US or China, but if it is it will be the last time it is used.
Russia did not get through their problems in one day or one year...What does Russian corvette has to do with it? Completely different scale, different complexity and different system.
The Russian corvettes are fully multirole new design high tech vessels being produced in an MIC that has been starved of cash for the better part of 20 years... those companies, including all the subcontractors have been surviving on small export contracts they got very occasionally... most other industries would have collapsed and folded, yet here they are making corvettes with supersonic anti ship missiles and long range land attack missiles that will soon carry hypersonic missiles too.
Of course it is not fair to compare that with the US MIC which has hundreds of billions of dollars spent on it every year... a huge budget, with subcontractors lining up to sell new technology with no issues of sanctions or restricted budgets... the Ford is nothing revolutionary... it is just a Nimitz class with a few bits upgraded and changed and those bits are not working properly.... yeah private enterprise...
One is private industry working towards profit and the other is mostly state owned, even then corruption exists there...but then so what?
That is exactly it... private industry is working for profit, that alone encourages greed and corruption...
Sometimes you do not have a choice, it is just too far along and too much invested. You probably never tried your hand at business either...
know when I realise my accountant is stealing my
money I don't keep paying the bastard and sending him a christmas card every year.
Your logic is to keep giving him money because you have already invested a lot of money in him and perhaps he has a limit as to how much he wants to steal from me and then he will stop and just do his job...
I have seen too many common folks that use these words, it is nothing but emotional reaction...these folks generally shy away from accepting real responsibility when offered....when you fight profit wars ofcourse standards become too low and all sorts of unpleasant things start to occur. My comment is specifically towards taht.....if they do not fix these things then the results will be obvious.
What evidence is that that anything at all is changing?
Who actually has an interest in fixing anything?
Who is going to upset their own gravy train?
I see the budget went from 716 billion to 750 billion this year... they must be clamping down hard... right?
It does not matter....it is an idiotic ideology that existed for long that it is surprizing. Misery shared by all only works in desperate times....fundamental human nature is to maim, murder, kill, rape (resources), plunder, loot, grow, prosper, innovate, pursue happiness and so on. That system never had a chance to stand the test of the times...
Socialism is alive and well in the Scandinavian countries specifically and europe in general... why do you think all those economic migrants from Africa and the middle east want to end up there?
As I said if the wound gets infected then it has a potential to kill anyone and anything. Why is it so difficult for you to understand and the answer lies in future, so I will wait but you seem to have already seen it. It is like arguing with a stuck up old man...
Yeah, we are clearly from a different generation... we both see the wound, but you think it is a scratch, and I think it is a symptom that something is seriously wrong with this person... as we both observe there is no attempt to deal with the problem that can only get worse, and can you agree that nothing is being done fundamentally to change anything... just a blind belief that democracy and market capitalist forces will solve the problem they created in the first place.
Just leave it and keep watching... things don't fix themselves, you need to work to maintain and fix things when they show damage or the damage just gets worse and in the worst case scenario it breaks and stops working... the damage that can cause might not be repairable... but for your generation it is just game over and press the start button to start again right?
Cost is one parameter, the other being keeping the innovation..
What innovation... the YF-23 was the innovative design... the F-22 is just an F-15 designed to stealth rules... most militaries are at their heart conservative, it is only occasionally they do something unusual... like hypersonic manouvering missiles, supersonic anti ship missiles, vehicle families for armoured forces.
American innovation revolve around its ability to spy and its ability to murder... the Russians are working hard to make you realise that they can kill you just as easily as you can kill them in an effort to achieve self defence by prevention of fighting.
America was built on fighting and needs fights to justify its defence budget and global military expansion/occupation... probably why you relate so well with Israel.
BTW I see Trump has nominated two idiots to the Federal Reserve... how long will the US dollar last...