and giving the backstory too much,
that was just to get media attention.
The F-35 and the F-16, they're different platforms.
What's great about the F-35 is that it'll never
get into this one-v-one engagements,
the fight should be well and truly over by then.
Equally, that was a long time ago.
The jet's come on a long way,
the controller has come on a long way.
The performance of the aircraft is excellent.
It can hold its own.
You can actually stage anything, in my mind.
If you want to hammer home a message,
you can make it happen.
It's a bit like going online.
If you want to find out that you're dying of some ailments,
then I'm sure you can find a website that tells you
you've got the symptoms for that, and it's absolutely fine.
It's just like everything,
there's a lot of bad press out there for F-35.
But you know what, that's fine,
because people should be highly critical,
it's a very expensive piece of equipment.
I pay my taxes, and I want to make sure
that my taxes aren't being wasted.
And I can look you very squarely in the eyes
and say you're not wasting your taxes,
you're not wasting your money on the F-35.
It's a generational increase in capability
compared to the other aircraft.