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F-35s grounded by spares shortage

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Re: Let's make planes that can't fly......

"you wait until you know who you're fighting before you decide what you need to beat them"

I think that unfortunately even if there wasn't a current policy wanting to test kit anywhere hot, dusty and with an oil bearing substrata, that current lead times and the advent of serious and small WMD render that an unwise procurement strategy for even the USA. protected by quite a bit of ocean either side, to rely on.

Even the falklands would probably never had been recovered if, post invasion, the UK would have needed to pop down to "weapons-R-us" anymore than they already had to (ships from P&O, improved sidewinders from the US* etc etc)

*Allegedly

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