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JSF head misrepresented or lied about F-35 claims Federal MP

JSF head misrepresented or lied about F-35 claims Federal MP

Ben SandilandsJun 19, 20109 Comments

In a parliamentary speech this week Liberal backbencher Dr Dennis Jensen accuses Tom Burbage, the executive vice president for F-35 program integration at Lockheed Martin of misrepresen

Australia being misled about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Australia being misled about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

Ben SandilandsJun 17, 201011 Comments

The author of this succinct picture of defence reporting the Australian way (above) which is with few exceptions, apologetic and subservient, has provided Crikey with a snapshot of

Double talking over the 'real American aerial tanker'

Double talking over the 'real American aerial tanker'

Ben SandilandsMay 26, 20107 Comments

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter hit by Dutch roll

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter hit by Dutch roll

Ben SandilandsMay 21, 201018 Comments

The Netherlands parliament has debated and passed three motions which make it very unlikely that country will persevere with its involvement in the F-35 JSF project, although it wi

Meet Boeing's Phantom Ray while you can see it

Meet Boeing's Phantom Ray while you can see it

Ben SandilandsMay 11, 20106 Comments

Boeing’s Phantom Ray unmanned defence systems test vehicle looks the part of a 1950’s comic book, but will it be able to tell the difference between a wedding party, a school, o

JSF-the truth about that rushed $3.2 billion commitment?

JSF-the truth about that rushed $3.2 billion commitment?

Ben SandilandsMar 21, 201050 Comments

There is a fascinating insight into why Defence Minister John Faulkner's advisors may have been so keen for him to commit $3.2 billion to the JSF project last November contained in thi

Memo Defence: Come clean now on JSF debacle

Ben SandilandsMar 12, 201050 Comments

There is an urgent need for Defence Minister, John Faulkner, to tell parliament what he knows about the state of Australia’s most costly and vital defence acquisition, the F-35 JSF or

Chopper choices? Another tough defence decision

Chopper choices? Another tough defence decision

Ben SandilandsMar 9, 201022 Comments

While away, in a place cut off from on-line media, the choice of an anti-submarine warfare helicopter platform for the RAN was raised in the JSF discussion by Bushranger 71 and 12B

JSF watch-US FoI documents just published

Ben SandilandsMar 1, 201031 Comments

The pace at which the US is discovering the dismal state of the Joint Strike Fighter JSF F-35 program continues to outpace the capacity of the Australian Government to deal with the re

PAK-FA analysis and high level advice point to JSF crisis

PAK-FA analysis and high level advice point to JSF crisis

Ben SandilandsFeb 16, 20107 Comments

About now Defence Minister John Faulkner is having tea and biscuits with William Lynn, the deputy secretary of the US Defense Office, who is breaking some awkward news about the JS

How long has the PAK-FA or T-50 been flying?

How long has the PAK-FA or T-50 been flying?

Ben SandilandsFeb 6, 20107 Comments

Did this PAK-FA or T-50 (above) take to the sky for the first time on January 29, or is there another element to the stealth characteristics of the Russian answer to the Joint Stri

Meet the T-50, the JSF wake up call

Meet the T-50, the JSF wake up call

Ben SandilandsJan 30, 201048 Comments

This is the T-50, making its first flight in eastern Russia this week. It changes everything in air defence and strategy. The defence establishments of the west, including the ob

Some notes concerning Australia's exposure to the risk that the Joint Strike Fighter is a failed project

Some notes concerning Australia's exposure to the risk that the Joint Strike Fighter is a failed project

Ben SandilandsJan 21, 201030 Comments

If it hasn't already happened, there needs to be some serious questions asked by Senator John Faulkner, Defence Minister of those who scripted his recent enthusiastic endorsement of the

The JSF starts to lose the US media

The JSF starts to lose the US media

Ben SandilandsNov 11, 20095 Comments

The wall of lies and delusions that surrounds the JSF project is starting to crumble apace in Washington DC, and the only question that really counts in Canberra is how quickly the gove

More warning signs about the defence of Australia

More warning signs about the defence of Australia

Ben SandilandsOct 9, 20095 Comments

Air Power Analysis: Russian counter-stealth radar undermines JSF assumptions

Air Power Analysis: Russian counter-stealth radar undermines JSF assumptions

Ben SandilandsSep 13, 20093 Comments

New analysis at Air Power Australia covers the new Russian counter-stealth radar carried in the leading

Joint Strike Fighter: Too big to fail & too big to succeed

Ben SandilandsAug 10, 20095 Comments

From the Blackberry of Dr Sun Yat-sen* Thirty years ago, the Soviet Union developed its air combat fighters as a State Enterprise. In sharp contrast, the USA used its fie

The F-35 JSF, Predator or prey?

Ben SandilandsJul 12, 200920 Comments

Various analysts have warned that counter measures to the JSF are being developed and deployed much faster than the troubled project is moving towards delivery. One of t

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