PENTAGON: WE’RE BUYING BOEING F-15S TO KEEP 2 FIGHTER MAKERS IN BUSINESS | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

PENTAGON: WE’RE BUYING BOEING F-15S TO KEEP 2 FIGHTER MAKERS IN BUSINESS

The decision to buy new Boeing F-15s reflects the Pentagon’s desire to keep two American companies making fighter jets into the next decade — and not the acting defense secretary’s ties to the company, a senior defense official said Friday.

The 2020 budget request contains $1.1 billion to buy eight F-15X jets, a new variant of an aircraft the Air Force last bought nearly a decade ago. The twin-tailed plane was chosen over Lockheed’s cheaper single-engine F-16 in part to keep a second U.S.manufacturer in the tactical-jet business as the Pentagon begins exploring new technologies for a new generation of warplanes, the official said.

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I certainly hope, for the sake of our military, that these planes won't go down like those Boeing 737 did, and that FAA inspections are in place to make sure that they do NOT go down in flames.

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Hard to tell how many of the warplanes have huge issues

George

Take the famous "stealth bomber". The interview with the guy who shot it down is on the Net, so I'm not spilling any secret a potential opponent haven't read yet. The fella made the F-117 visible by changing one ground radar frequency. Bam, plane on that radar, while the other screens showed none.

lol

z00mcopterdown

the pilots must be thrilled to know their lives are worth less than the 2 new yachts filled with underage hoes ordered by the sheisters in charge of these *companies*.

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