A SCANDAL AND A TRAGEDY.......IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD HAVE KNOWN......OH WAIT......
it "has been both a scandal and a tragedy with respect to cost, schedule and performance."
The program's price tag is nearly $400 billion for 2,457 planes -- almost twice the initial estimate.
(WHO IS BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE??????? NOBODY!!!!!!!)
McCain, an Arizona Republican, called the cost overruns "disgraceful" and noted that the F-35 program had originally promised 1,013 fighters by fiscal year 2016 (NOW) but had only delivered 179.
(THEY WERE ONLY OFF BY 834 PLANES......FOR 400 BILLION OF YOUR DOLLARS. AND THE 179 THAT WERE DELIVERED COMPLETELY SUCK.)
the plane's delays meant that "the last F-35 will be delivered in 2040,"
(2040???????ONLY OFF BY 24 YEARS....NOT TOO BAD. TELL THE COMMUNIST CHINESE TO HOLD UP......WE WILL BE READY TO TAKE THEM ON IN 24 YEARS......)
and given that potential adversaries like China and Russia were investing in modern aircraft technology, he said he "cannot fathom how this strategy makes any sense."
(IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD HAVE WARNED EVERYONE THAT COMMUNIST RED CHINA IS THE REAL THREAT....TOO BAD THERE WAS NOBODY OUT THERE SAYING ANYTHING.......OH WAIT)
he was "confident the current risks and issues we face can be resolved and we'll be able to overcome future problems and deliver the F-35's full combat capability."
(THEY HAVE BEEN SAYING THE SAME LINE OF BS FOR 16 CONSECUTIVE YEARS.......IT HASN'T BEEN TRUE YET. COME BACK NEXT YEAR AND YOU WILL HEAR IT ALL SAID AGAIN.......IT WAS A MESS BEFORE......BUT WE WILL GET IT FIXED. YOU JUST WAIT)
Bogdan added that while 45 aircraft were delivered in 2015, over 100 airplanes would be delivered in 2018 and 145 by 2020. (PROMISES PROMISES......)
"The F-35 is an extreme example of optimistic, if not ridiculous assumptions, about how a program would play out,"
(THE ONLY IMPORTANT WORD IN THAT SENTENCE IS "RIDICULOUS". KEEP SAYING IT OVER AND OVER IN YOUR HEAD.....RIDICULOUS......RIDICULOUS.......RIDICULOUS.......RIDICULOUS ONLY COST YOU 400 BILLION and COUNTING)