Friday, December 18, 2015
F-35's at Steel Knight. Did they even drop ordnance?
I've had a chance to read the press releases...I've watched the videos...but I haven't heard a thing about the F-35s dropping ordnance at Steel Knight.
It IS a live fire exercise so this should have been a given, but there is nada on it. Why not? The USMC made headlines and the fan club has been hitting us over the head about the F-35 reaching Initial Operational Capability.
Dropping bombs at an exercise should be a given. Quite honestly I'm having trouble with the logic. We're flying Harriers against ISIS and if they can get their hands on one of our pilots then its gonna be a public relations disaster.
If the F-35 is so superior why not have it moving sand and micro fragmenting terrorists in the Iraq/Syrian deserts?