Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Neato Fighter Planes: This is why we need PBS! A wonderful 2-hour show on the competition between Boeing and Lockheed to develop for production the F-22 Joint Strike Fighter for the U.S. military. It was extremely interesting to watch the two teams go at it and see the budgets bloom (made even more interesting by Lockheed's $30MM accounting "oversight"). Anyway, many argue that this fighter is already not needed, but as long as there are lobbyists and Pentagon budgets to justify, we're going to have these types of planes.

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