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Title    The F-35: A Gold-Plated Turkey
Date    Saturday July 19 2014, @02:59AM
Author    janrinok
Topic   
from the not-nearly-as-tasty dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/07/18/1454241

gewg_ writes:

I think this is a first for S/N: An audio presentation as a story.

The other day I heard Pierre Sprey, the primary designer of the F-16 and A-10, talking to journalist Ian Masters about the F-35 attack jet. This guy is a fascinating speaker.

Topics: Politics and military procurement;

It's about 20 minutes in length, but if your media player has a speed control, you can listen to it in less time than that.
The high bitrate version at Ian's site is 19MB. Mr.Sprey is the 3rd of 3 guests.
The low bitrate webcast at KPFK's archive is 14MB for all 3 guests.
KPFK also has a stream.
The 3rd segment is from 36:30 to 55:00.
KPFK's stuff will be available until mid-October.

He goes into considerable detail on stealth, noting that it is a complete boondoggle:

He goes into some detail as to why stealth costs so much:

In his closing comments he says:

Until you can arrange a system by which congressmen who give away the taxpayers' money to defense companies and generals who go to work for defense companies as soon as they retire--until you can stop that, you will be increasingly weak and undefended at higher and higher cost.

Links

  1. "Ian's site" - http://ianmasters.com/content/july-14-winner-and-loser-financial-world-cup-7-billion-slap-banksters-wrist-worlds-most-expe
  2. "low bitrate webcast" - http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_140714_170004dbriefing.MP3
  3. "a stream" - http://archive.kpfk.org/m3u.php?mp3fil=23187

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