Excuse me for finding US military equipment being below par in some cases.
Don't get me wrong... the US makes some very innovative weapons and vehicles..... but they're expensive and as the case of the M1A2's and the Leopard 2's..... some countries make more efficient and far cheaper vehicles then the US does.
When it comes to fighter jets.... I don't find the F-22 or the F-35 all that impressive.
The F-18 was a great fighter jet.... Canada's modification of those jets to CF-18's made them even better along with the various Phase I and II upgrades over the years......
but my spidy senses are tingling over the F-35's.
With the melting ice in the arctic we are going to need more battleships and fighter planes to hold on to our sovereign territory. The mineral rights alone are worth enough to buy fleets and fleets of jets. Russia is far to eager to go plating flags and claim artic land as their own.
With the melting ice in the arctic we are going to need more battleships and fighter planes to hold on to our sovereign territory. The mineral rights alone are worth enough to buy fleets and fleets of jets. Russia is far to eager to go planting flags and claim arctic land as their own.
I thought the SU-47 looked pretty nasty in comparison to the F-35. I think if I were making the decisions, I'd be investing in the Russian bird.
It's hard to compare the Leopard and the Abrams, IMO. One is designed for maximising the crew survivability by protection (armor, detection, etc.) and firepower. The Abrams is designed for that purpose by focusing on firepower and mobility. Apples and oranges as far as I can tell.
Our world leaders are a bunch of retarded adolescents with bloody big guns. Supporting these idiots is tantamount to blowing your own brains out. War is a child's game played in a sand box. Military brass never got past that stage because they never have to see the consequences of their orders. I say, put all the political and military leaders in an arena with swords and let them hack each other to pieces.
YouTube - WarNo More Trouble Playing for Change Song Around The World
Why do we need an aircraft that is slower than the CF-18. Why do we need a stealth aircraft that
is only stealthy from the front? That stealth capability disappears completely if it carries weapons or external fuel.
We don't need a second or third best aircraft that costs $150,000,000.00/copy. Buying the F-35 would be a big mistake.
I didn't complain about the military going to war in Afghanistan, that too was and is a big waste of money. We have a landmass the size of Europe and no bases in the North? This is a joke.