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315 weeks ago @ Defense Tech - China to Fly FC-31 Ste... · 0 replies · +2 points

You are absolutely correct, with one possible exception/caveat: PLA *could* get their first production J-31s in less than eight to ten years after first flight *if* their version has fewer innovative/revolutionary systems than the F-35 does. I'd say that eventuality is not only just probable, but in fact is a certainty.

319 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - In Shift, Pentagon Dep... · 0 replies · +4 points

I was wondering where he got off to. Good to know that you say he's a highly-paid consultant at Lockheed.

320 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - Congress to Air Force:... · 0 replies · +1 points

"There has never been a low and slow pilot who made the rank of General that I am aware of,chats due to the fighter mafias hold over the entire structure of the USAF."

Is the highest ranking general in the entire Air Force good enough for you?
Nimrod.

320 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - Congress to Air Force:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Incorrect. A-10Cs now routinely drop JDAMs and LGBs from above 10Kft. Also, F-15E and F-16 certainly will (along with A-10s and other fighters) go below 10Kft on those few occasions that is required, which typically is only to do a gun pass.

320 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - Congress to Air Force:... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hmmm, I think there's probably a few thousand JTACs trained in the last decade or so that by your definition would need to go back to the schoolhouse to get recertified.

320 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - Congress to Air Force:... · 0 replies · +1 points

RedState Patriot is RIGHT. ON. TARGET!

320 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - Congress to Air Force:... · 0 replies · +1 points

...as will variants of the F-15E, F-16C/D, F-18C/D/E/F, AV-8B, B-52H, B-1B, AC-130U/J, MC-130J, HC-130J, MQ-9, MQ-1, AH-64D, AH-1Z, MLRS, and M109A6 also replace the A-10.

324 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - General Blasts A-10 vs... · 0 replies · +2 points

Wow, you must be on Boeing's payroll.

324 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - General Blasts A-10 vs... · 0 replies · -1 points

Right. On. Target!
It is utterly amazing how so many total amateurs and even well-meaning vets of how we fought wars decades ago actually think they know more about warfighting than the professionals who have been doing it continuously for the last 15years!!!

327 weeks ago @ DoD Buzz - F-35 and A-10 to Squar... · 0 replies · +1 points

Agreed, just as is an A-10 doing that same thing, too.