posted on May, 21 2016 @ 07:56 AM
Gotta pay to play. Breakthroughs in aerospace and aviation tech don't come cheap. The problem with the F-35 program was how naive its original
planners were in the 1990s. They gravely underestimated the technical challenges involved in making 'one' air frame that can do it all. Another item
in the program thoroughly downplayed was the writing of the software to control all of the jet's sensors/displays and avionic systems, particularly
tying them all together, in so-called sensor fusion. With all that said, when they finally do have a version of block 3F code running stably, the jet
will bring transformational capabilities to the battle field.
100 billion dollars? Try maybe 2 times that if sufficient numbers are pursued and the military branches, Air Force and Navy, pursue all-out tech.