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Joint Strike Fighter: The Map Says it All

Today’s modern weapons systems possess the most advanced features known to humanity: sophisticated avionics, advanced materials, high performance power plants, and most importantly… extremely well planned supply chains to ensure survivability.  To that end, take a look at Lockheed Martin’s newly released map of supply chain impacts of the F-35 around the United States.

Coming in at almost $150M annually, the 4 Northwest states didn’t do too badly, but given that the total life of the program is valued at $380B, you can imagine that a few states are doing pretty well (I’m looking at you CA, TX and, unexpectedly, NH.)  It doesn’t take a genius to understand how this map affects the political impact of the program.  While the F-35B may be on the proverbial hot seat, this shows you what an uphill battle opponents of the B-variant will have in killing it.

Take some time and enjoy the map in all of its glory here.

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Friday News Roundup – June 4th

Elon Musk Swings for the Fences, Delivers. (Photo Courtesy of Reuters)

Is it just me, or did this four day week seem like ten?  I think it’s the weather.  Well, either way… it’s Friday, and I think I just saw the sun!  Here’s the latest from around our world:

That’s all for today, folks.  Have a great weekend!

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