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  1. Its that boxing^. Bought here from Dave Roof, but other projects at home need some funding. $33 Paypal Preferred, Shipping is on me in CONUS. All told it should be just 33 bucks to your front door step! Thank you for looking
  2. TaiidanTomcat

    F-35 news roundup

    Well thats that
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    F-35 news roundup

    You basically have no basis to compare the troubles with ALIS with current avaition admin systems and logisitics systems in place, so all snark aside I want to know what the current system is and comparative failure rates, cyber security, down times, and other problems current systems utilized in the Navy and USMC especially overseas. Since you can't even name it I'll assume you don't know anything about the either that or ALIS. Whats frustrating about this is, the current system blows up and screws up all the time, but thats fine. No worries there since the F-35 catches all the headlines. Surely ALIS is much much worse. Its the same problem we saw earlier in the thread when we had Whitey freaking out about F-35 ready rates only to discover the older Hornets are actually doing worse. But thats ok. Thats fine. No one cares when a system crash effects the entire fleet of a certain legacy aircraft. Thats boring. "I have no idea what we are using now, but it has to be better!!' Nope. If you don't have anything to compare it to, what do you really know? and are you actually interested in learning? or is it just a whine fest? You think the current system doesn't have deployability and connection issues? Have a good one. not going to waste my time explaining the differences and even if I could, it would be met with more of the same so I'll bow out.
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    F-35 news roundup

    It will never be full up. EVER Ok what is it specifically? I'm all ears. How does the current system handle this, and can you name it? How does the current system handle this, and can you name it?
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    F-35 news roundup

    No it can't. F-35s have only been flying with virgin sacrifices to the voodoo gods with Marines since 2012. Its why you can't find any virgins around Marines
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    F-35 news roundup

    If they can't fly without ALIS, and ALIS is still not full up. How have F-35s been flying the last 10 years? You can't imagine avaition logistics computers and software operating in Afghanistan or Iraq?
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    F-35 news roundup

    They should make a joint lessons learned department overview commitee department review system group
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    F-35 news roundup

    Thats nothing new. That's been happening since the Super Hornet debuted. What changed is they are actually starting to run out of spares and support. There was also a bunch of "horse trading" before this where the Navy was taking legacy hornets from Marine squadrons, that might have been higher in hours but weren't shot and trapped out. That's also what the boneyard raids are about. Hornets that were mothballed by the USN because they were done on CVNs, but they still have life on them should they ever be a need. Well there is finally a need as the spares are running out everywhere its a giant shuffle game even among the newer Super Hornet fleets they are having a lot of movement You need to remember that all USMC aviation is bought and paid for by the USN. So anytime they wanted a Marine Hornet they just took it. Which might have been another reason why getting super hornets may not have worked out. The navy just goes "those are some Nice super hornets there, it would be a shame if someone borrowed those for an upcoming cruise because they were shorthanded..."
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    F-35 news roundup

    Or interim super hornets, like that Marine suggested
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    F-35 news roundup

    When the osprey hit the fleet I started telling Marines that eventually the "two curves would meet, then move in opposite directions -- you'll be safer in a new widow maker osprey than you will In an old a$$ phrog" I get that things are bad on the logistics side for the F-35, yet elsewhere it's even worse. So I'm sorry but my torch is staying unlit and my pitchfork in its stowed condition. I really want to be enraged, I do. Am I supposed to be more mad when only 5 out of 10 F-35s can fly, or more mad when only 2 of 10 hornets can? Help me out. More mad over a helmet clip fiasco or more mad about hornets crashing and killing people. Help me out. I want to be mad
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    F-35 news roundup

    I did door kicking In mine.
  12. TaiidanTomcat

    F-35 news roundup

    I must really be losing it, in that I forgot to say something like this.
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    F-35 news roundup

    Do we know anyone that wrote a book on the art of making a deal?
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    F-35 news roundup

    Much better than the hornet units this is from last year: only 72 of the Marine Corps' 280 F/A-18 Hornets were flyable as of Dec. 31, officials said. This is just a quarter of the Corps' Hornets, and down from September, when 90 Hornets could fly. The depot system is so messed up the Navy is just trying to buy new. Everyone holds their breath when the Navy wants more super hornets, since its treated as a "hit" against the F-35. its not the case. The depots are a mess.
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