More problems with F-35 joint strike fighter are revealed
With all of the problems this expensive project has had, the only reason this project is still being allowed to go forward is: 1. R&D money, and 2. "Lockheed has 6,100 people working directly on the F-35 program in Fort Worth. About 3,000 are production workers, and the rest are in development and support. Without increased production, employment at the plant won't grow and may decrease as development and engineering work winds down."
Again, when do we plan on fighting a fighter jet on fighter jet war? Is there one on the horizon that I don't see? Why do we need such an advanced fighter jet? Oh, but funding for counter-IED research needs to be cut while troops die in Afghanistan. Right.