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May 11, 2012

Pride's Purge

The Royal Navy has announced it is to shelve plans to use F-35C fighter planes on its aircraft carriers after operational tests revealed government ministers in charge of the project were poor value for money, frequently unreliable and prone to making unexpected dangerous U-turn maneuvers at the last-minute.

A spokesperson for the Royal Navy explained the reasons for the decision:

Reliability and effectiveness are obviously extremely important during any military conflict that may arise and – as the government is clearly neither reliable or effective – we have decided to mothball their plans to replace jump jets with FC-35C fighter aircraft.

Defence experts say that from an operational point of view it would be cheaper in the long term to replace the government, instead of the planes. The cost of the U-turn is likely to be about £100m – not to mention the £2bn cost of adapting the aircraft…

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