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Kino74
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Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
The troubled F35 still has some challenges ahead but it'll be 25% cheaper.

F35 gets a 25% cut

When money actually has value to some people.

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Trump never had any trouble understanding the operational advantages of a supersonic, multi-mission fighter that is invisible to radar. But from day one, he was not happy with the trillion-dollar price-tag attached to the program for buying over 2,000 planes and then keeping them in operation through 2070. Even after it was explained to him that much of that cost was inflation estimates for future years, he still thought the price was way too high.


Really a good article. Trump wasn't fazed by the expected effectiveness of the F35. He DGAF if the F35 was suppose to be 20 to 1 airplane, the price was too high.

Anybody remember ever hearing of a weapons program being negotiated for a cheaper price?


VoxDawg
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
We get the best bargains on our fighter jets, don't we?


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bamarep
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
This country doesn't deserve this glorious orange bastard.


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upgrayedd
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
From what I've heard, the F-35 is mediocre anyway


ShortyRob
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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rump wasn't fazed by the expected effectiveness of the F35.


This is because government is the ultimate single variable thinker.

If the government wants to kill a fly and designs a $30,000 flyswatter that allows you to kill flies without even getting off the sofa, govt calls that "success". Because, well, it fricking kills the flies doesn't it!

Govt has no concept of "value" because it isn't their money. And, govt has no concept of opportunity cost. It just says, "want to fix X........ended up fixing X.......SUCCESS!!!!"


upgrayedd
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
What was the old saying?

America spent a million dollars to design a pen to write in space. The Russians used a pencil.


Kino74
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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From what I've heard, the F-35 is mediocre anyway





The only thing I see right now where it's a huge improvement would be in the EW role. For it to be the fighter envisioned it's got a long ways to go. I could be wrong in all that but I truly believe one of the problems was not only including a harrier replacement but the sense to throw untested technology on what was supposedly to be a cheap and numerous plane.

Whatever the F35 turns out to be, this road shouldn't be traveled again.


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
CNN: Trump forces pay cuts onto defense industry


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Eli Goldfinger
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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From what I've heard, the F-35 is mediocre anyway


No. It’s an a awesome weapon which can coordinate multiple attack platforms.

There’s nothing else like it.


upgrayedd
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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It’s an a awesome weapon which can coordinate multiple attack platforms.

Ok, and how well does it do that?


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wickowick
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
[img]From what I've heard, the F-35 is mediocre anyway[/img]

It is good, but nothing like the f-22.


Jack Bauers HnK
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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What was the old saying? America spent a million dollars to design a pen to write in space. The Russians used a pencil.


Didn’t the graphite from the pencils find their way into some electronics and short them out?


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Strannix
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
that's a lot of kickback money the scum congress lost


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Ace Midnight
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
While it is still a horrifically expensive boondoggle, I applaud the President's motivation and ability to get the taxpayer a better deal.

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Anybody remember ever hearing of a weapons program being negotiated for a cheaper price?


That's not the way it is supposed to work. That's part of the reason why the establishment (both D and R) hate his guts to the very core.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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America spent a million dollars to design a pen to write in space. The Russians used a pencil.


This is not actually the deal. The Russians used Fisher pens, too.

This is - in fact - a win for capitalism, rather than an endorsement of Russian practicality. Fisher thought he could invent a better pen. He did and convinced NASA to buy it.

We didn't "spend millions" - Fisher sold them to NASA for $6 a unit.

There were all sorts of problems writing in space and wood pencils had problems of their own. Even mechanical pencils only reduced the fire risk. Russians tried grease pencils. Ultimately everybody used the space pen.

'Murica. frick yeah!


RCDfan1950
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
That's a discount for the Chi-Coms having compromised the tech. I guess we could ask Obama/Michelle to use some of their France vacation money to make up the diff.


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BuckyCheese
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
waiting for that guy to show up saying this wasn't Trump but rather the price naturally going down due to production efficiencies and the development costs being amortized.


Yeah, that's why Silverado's and F150's go down in price every year....


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GetmorewithLes
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
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No. It’s an a awesome weapon which can coordinate multiple attack platforms. There’s nothing else like it.


It can track and fire on targets it never sees with fire and forget guided weaponry. Coupled with its stealth capability there are combatants that will be killed by it and never got to see it.


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goatmilker
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
MiC: Mr President you just don't understand the long standing ways of doing things around here.
Let us handle things with Congress and the Pentagon and support for your campaign and you go enjoy some of those rallies you like so much cause there is no way we can drop cost 25% none at all

Trump: Tomorrow I am announcing a top to bottom audit of the F-35 program.

MiC: 25% it is Mr President.


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Trump drives down price of F35 by 25%
Now time to bring down the cost of the F-350.


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