U.S. Air Force F-35A © Daniel Hughes / Reuters
RT: 5 costly Pentagon projects of dubious merit
With the world’s biggest military budget at its disposal, even budget cuts leave the Pentagon with plenty of money to spend. Even so, a few of the organization's projects cause serious doubts among its own members.
F35 Joint Strike Fighter
The JSF, the Pentagon’s magnum opus for a stealth one-size-fits-all aircraft is estimated to cost over $1 trillion over its lifetime, but years into development it’s plagued by software glitches, conflicting performance requirements from different service arms, lack of weapons required for the missions it’s supposed to conduct and other problems. The silver lining is that US allies are willing to buy them nonetheless.
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WNU Editor: A few programs are missing in this list .... missile defense being one .... but it is still a good list.