Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Gates on the JSF...
The SecDef remains firmly behind the program. The Marine Corps is still looking to introduce the airplane into service in 2012...the Air Force is standing up its training squadron...bases are being selected to house the fighter...things are in motion. Critics are too late. The program is virtually unstoppable. The Gripen NG, Typhoon and Rafale aren't getting any new orders and their production lines will have to close soon.
Despite the bombs being thrown, in a few years the F-35 will be the only fighter available. Things are looking good.