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  •  Part of what needs to happen... (6+ / 0-)

    ... is no longer assuming we can design an "air superiority fighter" that will still be "superior" by the time the 3,000th one is built.

    But to get to your point about ripoffs, building a fighter is a lot closer to building an Indy Car than a Focus. Even after a design is "approved", very significant design changes can evolve, some of which force major reconstruction of already delivered jets. There are really no "cost savings" from building 3,000 jets instead of 1,000.

    The so-called "rising tide" is lifting only yachts.

    by Egalitare on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 12:49:49 AM PST

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