Posted February 24 2004 - 12:18 PM
| The F-16 has been replaced by the F-35... |
The F-16 might be slated
to be replaced by the Joint Strike Fighter, but this has not yet happened.
| For avionics upgrades - been there, done that and still doing it. But, then again, you don't need a jammer box etc. when radar won't pick up it to begin with. |
Ask around and you will find interesting problems with claims made by proponents of stealth technology -- sadly the problems seem to boil down to it doesn't work, might never work, and has yet to be validated as a strategy.
As for the procurement process, philosphy behind it, and the programs themselves, POGO published an interesting analysis here