F-35 Scores Impressive 15:1 Kill Ratio at Red Flag War Games


#1

Good news for the F-35. Despite a lot of growing pains, this is looking like a good buy for the Armed Forces. Even better for people concerned about Russia and China, while they struggle to field a couple of squadrons of 5th gen fighters, we’ll be fielding a few thousand of these bad boys.

popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a25078/f-35-red-flag-war-games/

Even more good news, the per unit cost is getting close to the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet for an aircraft that is orders of magnitude more capable.

aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=d3f7d9e1-d19a-4af0-96d8-d275cedb0192


#2

The Russians and Chinese are focusing on anti-aircraft measures and no-fly zones. They have also realized the effectiveness of non-conventional weapons.


#3

Like N. Korea in those respects. Very unimpressive.


#4

It’ll be a great aircraft for a role that’s all but obsolete. Manned air-to-air fighters are going to be the battleships of the 21st century. The new doctrine on air combat is going to replace a dozen $40 million manned fighters with 120 $1.5 million armed drones.


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