This video from the USA says about itself:
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH THE F-35, LOCKHEED MARTIN‘S JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER? || WARTHOG 2017
17 June 2017
By Michael P. Hughes/Francis Marion University for The Conversation.
Read the original article here.
From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Tories’ fighter jet deal gives support to war profiteers
Tuesday 28th November 2017
BRITAIN should stop subsidising companies that profit from war, anti-arms trade activists insisted yesterday as a major weapons manufacturer announced bumper profits from a fighter-jet deal.
Earlier this year, a National Audit Office report revealed that Britain had spent a massive £3.9 billion on the killing machines since the start of the programme — money that Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) said would have been better spent in other areas.
Lockheed Martin UK director Andrew Linstead claimed that analysis showed that the value of the contracts was £8.9 billion, a figure that is set to increase as the deathmongers “ramp up production and more aircraft are made.”
The F-35 jets have been used to threaten North Korea as part of US President Donald Trump’s dangerous game of brinksmanship with Pyongyang.
A deal has been struck with Israel, which has used repeatedly used warplanes to blow up Palestinian civilians and support anti-government forces in Syria.
Many of the the F-35’s parts, including the propulsion system and ejector seat, are built in Britain.
Mr Linstead claimed that there are more than 500 companies in the extended supply chain, with around 24,000 British jobs sustained over the production life of the aircraft.
A £9.1 billion deal for Britain to buy 48 of the fighter jets by 2025 has been criticised over their capability and high cost — a pilot’s high-tech helmet alone costs almost £300,000.
CAAT spokesman Andrew Smith told the Star that the £3.9bn already blown on F-35s would have been better invested in positive industries and other areas of engineering.
The F-35 is the most expensive weapons project in history, with the total cost through 2070 — mostly paid for by the United States — estimated at $1.5 trillion.