Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UK to buy it's first JSF real soon

The UK will take part in the F-35 JSF's initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) says the MOD. There are plans to purchase 3 F-35Bs but despite the meltdown of world capitalism and the forthcoming Armageddon the MOD still seem confident they can get all 3. The UK want to take part in the IOT&E at this stage so they can feed back into the programme and get the best aircraft possible. In the long run the UK could buy up to 138 F-35s which will equip the RAF and FAA.

Meanwhile the future development of the JSF is being discussed. F-35 Block 2.0 will be "the first version that offers connectivity between stealth airplanes". Cool.

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