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    OK before TE notices "... the Air Force’s budget seeks funding for ... eight new F-15EX planes for $1.1 billion." https://www.defensenews.com/smr/fed...0-budget-hones-in-on-readiness-emerging-tech/

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    Why would it be important to me? I commented on that months ago. Supposedly the 1.1 billion is for “Infrastructure that is a one off buy for the program” after all 1.1 billion for 8 aircraft unless they are B2 would be a huge rip off.
     
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    was just checking on you LOL
     
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    quote of the day comes from inside of
    HASC Leaders Want Navy to Explain Carrier Early Retirement, Pentagon OCO Request https://news.usni.org/2019/03/13/41825
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    “We’ve gotten to the point where the OCO was always a little bit fuzzy in terms of using it to fund things that might not necessarily have bene part of the overseas contingency operations, but now they’ve eliminated any pretense. They’ve actually divided up the OCO into real OCO and then base OCO,” Smith said about the Pentagon’s budget proposal. “I don’t know who coined this term, but I love that person, it’s FOCO – it’s fake OCO and I think we ought to write that into the budget.”

    (the context is the Pentagon now attempts to split 174b OCO ("overseas contingency operations" fund) like this:
    66b for actually fighting wars,
    94b to work around the sequester, plus LOL kinda for Trump's wall)
     
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    Feb 2, 2019 and now a blockbuster:
    Hypersonics Won’t Repeat Mistakes Of F-35
    Let a hundred hypersonic flowers bloom, Pentagon officials say, instead of a single cumbersome mega-program.
    it's https://breakingdefense.com/2019/03/hypersonics-wont-repeat-mistakes-of-f-35/
     
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    now
    Large Surface Combatant Program Delayed Amid Pivot Towards Unmanned, Other Emerging Tech https://news.usni.org/2019/03/13/la...id-pivot-towards-unmanned-other-emerging-tech
     
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    So actually we should all read this article before making up our minds, after reading this I am a definite yes, this is a 20,000 hr airframe, as opposed to an 8,000 hr airframe, the E model will have two cockpits with full flight controls, for use as a trainer or multi-mission aircraft....

    this program would result in the ability to basically buy new aircraft for little more than the SLEP's for the F-15 which will likely be very expensive, ask me, I've worked on lots of old airplanes......

    and this would be a lead in for a 1-1 replacement program for F-15 C's and D's, with an initial 12? aircraft?

    Now Jura, your new assignment, should you decide to accept, is to take that picture in Tyler's article, with David Goldfein, Marilyn Husan, and Dojo, and insert it into the F-35 thread.... it is from RIAT 2018.....

    Actually Terran, or anybody could grab this picture for me, it answers the most important burning F-35 question in my mind? anyway Dudes, the F-35 thread.....
     
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    A moment ago
    posted what I figured you sought
     
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