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US Air Force sees F-15EX as cheap and quick fix
FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | March 14, 2019 | GARRETT REIM

Posted on 03/14/2019 5:15:34 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

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1 posted on 03/14/2019 5:15:34 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Makes a lot of sense.


2 posted on 03/14/2019 5:28:08 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: Blueflag

Lockmart spends big on PR, all thruout the internet post something about the F-35 and voila instant expert shows up to spin some very good spin. Boeing on the other hand must have insiders in the AF as well as the Navy because there they seem to be winning the ground game.


3 posted on 03/14/2019 5:36:58 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Blueflag

Eight? That many? wow.

What a crock.


4 posted on 03/14/2019 6:34:56 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don't suck.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

“...costing roughly $80 each.”

Quick order more!


5 posted on 03/14/2019 6:37:38 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Sequoyah101

I missed that. 8 what?


6 posted on 03/14/2019 7:03:00 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: mad_as_he$$; Chode; Squantos; snooter55; Lockbox; carriage_hill; SkyDancer; Delta 21; ...
costing roughly $80 each.

YEEHAWW !!! If I don't buy My Meds for 1 month I think I can scrape together $80.00 !!!

I can see a Bonus use on the Southern Border !!!

7 posted on 03/14/2019 7:09:09 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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I’ll chip-in another $80.


8 posted on 03/14/2019 8:57:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Still need a gun-truck after the 5th gens clear the skies.


9 posted on 03/14/2019 11:07:25 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: Sequoyah101
Read the article:

As part of the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2020 funding request, the USAF is initially requesting $1.1 billion for eight F-15EXs. The service plans to request 80 of the aircraft in total over the next five years, costing roughly $80 each. The first F-15EXs are expected to be delivered in FY2022.

10 posted on 03/14/2019 11:12:22 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Blueflag

FTA: ....costing roughly $80 each
The Air Force can now buy in bulk at that low price : )


11 posted on 03/14/2019 2:20:54 PM PDT by minnesota_bound (My sister said the only thing that did not was the clock. GE has spare parts)
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To: NorthMountain

Creeping commitment. Nickle and dime boeing along one 8 bird slot at a time. Not a serious action. I’ll bet you a cow they never build 80.


12 posted on 03/14/2019 3:22:05 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don't suck.)
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To: NorthMountain

Nickel


13 posted on 03/14/2019 3:23:11 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just hava few days that don't suck.)
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To: minnesota_bound

At $80 a piece we can line the border with F15s and it would be cheaper than building a wall. MAGA!


14 posted on 03/14/2019 5:40:12 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Sequoyah101
I’ll bet you a cow they never build 80. With the Swampocrats running Congress, that's a pretty good bet.
15 posted on 03/14/2019 5:58:55 PM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Boeing is going to need F-15X orders to tide them over the lawsuits from the 737MAX


16 posted on 03/16/2019 5:27:40 PM PDT by hattend
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To: sukhoi-30mki

The only reason this is on the table is because the SecDef worked for Boeing. This guy is an idiot and a walking conflict-of-interest. He’s already stated publicly that Lockheed can’t run a program, which will get him sued every time Lockheed loses the bid on a contract. This guy is a walking legal problem, get him the hell out of there.


17 posted on 03/23/2019 12:37:39 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: junta

SecDef Shanahan worked for Boeing for 30 years and now he’s trying to steer everything in DoD their way so he can go back as an even higher-paid executive. He promised to be unbiased, that lasted about 5 minutes.


18 posted on 03/23/2019 12:39:31 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

They all suck just that the F-35 sucks more than most. The B model might be worth the squeeze but the rest are niche planes at best.


19 posted on 03/24/2019 4:50:05 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: junta

You’re listening to the same media that had Hillary winning a landslide against Trump. The never-F-35ers are clueless asses. And yes, I’m in a position to know. Buying the F-15X is moronic, the F-35 is kicking the crap out of everybody right now.


20 posted on 03/24/2019 10:23:18 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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