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Joint Strike Fighter; Judas: traitor or scapegoat?

July 15th, 2015

Episode 222 of 536 episodes

Australia is spending over $23 billion on a fleet of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, while the United States is rolling out an F-35 program with a $1.1 trillion price tag. But over the past few years, these pricey jets have run into a couple of hiccups. In a test dogfight recently between the F-35 and a much older jet, the F-16, the older aircraft won. This is just the latest in a series of reports on the Joint Strike Fighter's alleged shortcomings, which have included not being able to fly in storms, occasionally catching on fire, and even having parts fall off mid-flight.

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