As President, Trump is a Powerful Business Man


President Trump has shared his thoughts on many issues via social media over the last 12 months. From an aviation perspective, two costly programs namely the F-35 and 747-8 (new Air Force One) have been his strategic targets. In this post we will focus on the F-35 Program. Trump v F-35 Program The cost of the F-35 started … Read more

Stealth – The F35 Should Be Glad It Has It


The F-35 has been designed with stealth. It has the ability to enter a heavily defended territory undetected. It is so important to the military that they will accept compromises to performance to achieve stealth. If stealth were to be rendered redundant by new counter-stealth technology, would it deal a fatal blow to the F-35 Program? The purpose of … Read more

5 Problems with the F-35 Sensors & Avionics


Sensors and avionics are words that fail to express the size and complexity of the systems they describe. In this post I will be examining 5 problems associated with the F-35 sensors & avionics to decide what if any risk they pose to the F-35 Program. Problem 1 – The AESA Radar’s Electronic Warfare (EW) … Read more

F-35 Lightning II – Can it Fire all its Weapons?


The weapons used by the F-35 Lightning II are capable of destroying targets in the air and on the ground with great accuracy. When combined with the advanced sensors, superior situational awareness and stealth, you will have lethal fighter/attack aircraft. Or so the marketing goes. What do you really know about the weapons? Can they be … Read more

F135 Engine – 10 Current Facts You Need To Know


The F135 Engine is designed to power the F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. As a single engine fighter, Pratt & Whitney, the manufacturer of the engine, has the significant engineering challenge of producing a reliable, low-cost engine. The purpose of this post is to step back from all the information flooding my social media feeds and … Read more

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