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F-35 Joint Strike Fighter hit by Dutch roll

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter hit by Dutch roll

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 will come under fierce pressure to remain a customer. This ‘Dutch roll’ comes at a time when Australian Defence Minister, Senator John Faulkner, is officially ‘unhappy’ with […]

Chopper choices? Another tough defence decision

Chopper choices? Another tough defence decision

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 12Bravo with the suggestion of a separate discussion. Which is a suggestion keenly welcomed. It’s a topic which is arguably not beset by all […]

JSF watch-US FoI documents just published

JSF watch-US FoI documents just published

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 reality, and the inability of its defence establishment to recognise and react to the disclosures. This story, using documents obtained under American FoI […]