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The Fighter Mafia may win again

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posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: BigTrain

It's called verification. At least I check facts before I open my mouth, unlike you, or did you not bother to read how wrong you were in an earlier post. A 25% ownership by government doesn't make a company government owned, nor does veto power. Bombardier just sold 49% of their company to the government of Quebec. Guess what, they're still privately owned and operated.

You're hysterical, talking about how over budget these programs are, when your mentality has repeatedly been shown to be "print more money" and "if it doesn't go mach 5 it's a worthless POS and should be canceled". You don't seem to give a damn about how expensive or over budget something like that would be.

I'm STILL waiting for you to prove Congress wants to kill the B-21. You said it often enough, but as usual you don't offer a damn thing to back it up.




posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: BigTrain
a reply to: Zaphod58


If you had spent maybe 4 more minutes reading, you'd see that AirBus Group is 25% owned by a trio of countries, France, Spain and Germany. So no, not private. Especially when Germany and France had veto power over anything they wanted to do.



In Europe, EADS now Airbus is classed as a private company because it has shareholders who receive dividends and can vote at the AGM.

Regardless of how it came about, who whispers to who and which government ministers get involved, it is private using the above recognised parameters.

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posted on Apr, 28 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Jukiodone

People have a hard time understanding the difference between private, private with government assistance, and government owned when it comes to companies, especially with Airbus.



posted on Apr, 30 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58


I wrote a thread not long ago that it was time to overhaul procurement. There was an article today that proved how broken the system is. The F-35 program office has 2,590 people running the program, and the office has an annual budget of $70M. It's no wonder our forces are as screwed up as they are.


I don't see anything wrong with this.

The numbers also include Project Management. Procurement. Logistics Specialists. Engineers. Engineers. And more Engineers. And Technicians. Pilots. Media. The numbers include the two F-35 test forces located Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland and Edwards AFB in California.

Of course the office that manages a 400 billion dollar fighter acquisition project, to three services, and 8 partner nations, will hire a lot of people.
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