Breaking news : US DoD cancels the F-35 program and orders 2.000 Dassault Rafale jets

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Captain Staff Member Ret. Military International Mod

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    Facing F-35 cost overruns, performance failures & delays,Pentagon decided today to cancel the program and to purchase 2.000 Rafale fighter jets.

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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    :eek:Whaaaaaaaat?????!!!!????? Could have sworn they were going this this.

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    He got me for a second this morning. I woke up to drink some water, checked my phone and fell for it for a few seconds.
     
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    Technofox That Norwegian girl Staff Member Ret. Military Developer

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    :DIf it was morning I'd have probably fallen for it too. I'm sooooo not a morning person|Facepalm|. But 6am forum time is 12 noon my time, so I was a bit more away of this tradition by then.

    Honestly though, I'd not be too peeved by the news. The Rafale is a quality option, but is being sold for more then the F-35 if India's tender is anything to go by:eek:.
     
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