US Air Force spent $ 1.7 trillion on useless the F-35 stealth fighter
For almost a quarter of a century, the US Air Force allocated colossal money to develop the latest replacement for the outdated F-16, as a result, the significantly obese F-35 is not needed by the United States or any other country.
Four years ago, deliveries of the F-35s began to military bases in the USA, UK, Israel, Australia, Italy and Japan. In 2017, the ratio of stealth fighters in the United States to other countries was 1 to 4, if in numbers, the United States owned about 200 copies, and the rest of the countries adopted a little more than 50.
Now that the costs of upgrading and manufacturing such oversized military aircraft do not pay off, the United States recognizes the catastrophic nature of the program, but still retains the lead in owning the F-35s.
Official sources do not disclose the number of military operations performed on these fighters. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Brown Jr. compared the F-35 with a Ferrari, which in most cases stands at exhibitions and is rarely used for its intended purpose.
The F-35 is a Ferrari, Brown told reporters last Wednesday, according to Forbes. “You don’t drive your Ferrari to work every day, you only drive it on Sundays. This is our ‘high end’ [fighter], we want to make sure we don’t use it all for the low-end fight.”
In the meantime, when the total amount of money spent appeared on the network, society was at a loss, because with such cosmic money it was possible at least to free all students from education debts and stop global warming.
Can you imagine what else we could have done with $1.7 trillion?— Dr. Jonathan Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) February 25, 2021
Like set us on a path to stop climate change?
Address inequality in America?
Cure cruel diseases around the world?
Instead, we got a plane that doesn’t work.https://t.co/3cByWNnDzo
I have this radical lefty belief that we shouldn’t spend $1,700,000,000,000 on a failed F-35 fighter jet program when 94% of public school teachers are forced to spend their own money on school supplies.— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 24, 2021
Image: Official United States Air Force Website / Senior Airman Duncan Bevan