Report: F-35 failed ‘real-world operational’ tests for deployment

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An F-35B Lightning II conducts vertical takeoff flight operations aboard the USS Wasp in May. /U.S. Navy Photo/Spc. William Tonacchio

 

Tests of the F-35 fifth generation stealth fighter jet in May revealed serious operational deficiencies, according to a Pentagon report.

In another major setback for the $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter project, the report said that the F-35s launched from a U.S. Marine Corps amphibious assault ship were unreliable and failed to carry any weapons. Continue reading

REVEALED Brussels plan to control our Army – MEPs call for new EU military HQ

Although a bit dated, this one did fly under the radar when published, yet is still relevant as it illustrates the changing of the EU’s social-political, economic and military landscape. All signs say that the United States of Europe and its European Army is indeed coming, economic crisis be damned. The next major update looks to be in December during the EU summit.

Also, note who the EPP paper was launched by: Germany, the powerhouse of the EU. France who continues to tow the German line, and Poland, who’s previous PM has recently called for a unification of the two previous WWII enemies. Not so ironically, the EU concept along with its respective Euro, was a result of a German-led plan where it was designed to fail in order to get to the next step: a German dominated political union, or Fourth Reich.

MOVES were made in Brussels today to form an EU-controlled military powerbase that would act as a rival to Nato on strategic defence issues.

The European People’s Party said governments “have to start building stand-by forces under Union command”, a move branded as the latest drift to federalism by the UK Independence Party. Continue reading