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Old January 14th, 2011, 03:19 AM
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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Well this will be my last post for a while I'm making my final push to finish my list between work etc.
I found this very interesting and touched on it yesterday, but the question is who was caught more off guard by the J-20 flight test the Chinese President Hu Jintao or SECDEF Gates, you decide.
http://www.defpro.com/news/details/21190/

Gates changing course based on other countries advances in equipment and accelerated procurement efforts. I see more RAPTORS which could mean more delays or less F-35s for the U.S. The last is my assessment concerning the F-35, but money is money and we have only so much to spend.
http://www.defpro.com/news/details/21191/
Gotta love them Navy boys even if those are only "targets", a little inside joke for my surface counterparts!

A little surprise for me with the next concerning the F-4. I had the fine privilege until recently to have worked with a retired USAF Maj. who flew combat missions in Vietnam in them. Being a gentleman and a great Irishman I salute him and all you Vietnam vets!
He'll be glad to hear the AF is keep'em flying.
http://www.defpro.com/news/details/21130/

Good Night and have a GREAT weekend everyone!

Regards,
Pat
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