All Air and Space News Thread.

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Find an interesting article about a new technology, new design, and whatever else is related to things that fly? Post her here!

It's Official: The F-35 program has incurred a major breach of Nunn-McCurdy cost-monitoring thresholds and, per US law, will have to be recertified as sound to continue, Defense Department acquisition executive Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday. http://www.airforce-magazine.com/Pages/default.aspx" [Broken]
 
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Great thread idea MotoH. I read this on my AIAA email newsletter. Sad, but not unexpected if you know your aircraft production history.....
 
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Great thread idea MotoH. I read this on my AIAA email newsletter. Sad, but not unexpected if you know your aircraft production history.....

Not showing up for me?
 
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Huh?
 
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Huh?
Thought you posted an article, but now I get it! Sorry for confusion!
 
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No Fanfare: In a routine senior officer announcement, the Pentagon revealed that Vice Adm. David Venlet would fill the F-35 hot seat. How hot? Ash Carter, the Pentagon acquisition guru, just revealed the F-35 would indeed breach Nunn-McCurdy and the Air Force likely would not field its first operational F-35 unit until 2016—about three years late—as would the Navy. contd.
http://www.airforce-magazine.com/Pages/default.aspx" [Broken]

I really wish that I could link to specific articles instead of the homepage of afm. I can access some of the articles from my email, but others I cant. Oh well.


Seems like a lot of things get delayed lately. Is this a money issue, or is it more towards the technological issues they are facing with the plane?
 
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Top Minds Moving Into the Black World:
A number of Northrop Grumman’s top innovators are being mysteriously replaced without any clues about where they are going. Are they being fired, retired? Don’t you believe it. They are being cloistered to win the next combat aviation prize. http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&newspaperUserId=27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7&plckPostId=Blog:27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post:38e9e05f-15f4-4913-b71c-9cb7daa3d2b1&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest"
This stuff makes my day.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PA-0xgTJFE
 
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PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - France's defence budget will be cut by 3.5 billion euros ($4.28 billion) in 2011-2013, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as part of a government drive to reduce public spending.

However, France's Defence Ministry hopes the overall amount cut could fall to 1.5 billion euros thanks to income of around 2 billion euros from the sale of barracks and telecoms frequencies, said the source.

The budget will come to 30.1 billion euros in 2011 as in 2010, 30.5 billion euros in 2012 and 31 billion euros in 2013.
http://www.xe.com/news/2010/07/01/1250885.htm?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=TL&utm_content=NOGEO&utm_campaign=News_RSS_Art1"

No cuts for the Rafale!!
 
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