"Recently, articles have appeared in the Australian press with assertions regarding a war game in which analysts from the RAND Corporation were involved. Those reports are not accurate.
RANDdid not present any analysis at the war game relating to the performance of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, nor did the game attempt detailed adjudication of air-to-air combat. Neither the game nor the assessments by RANDin support of the game undertook any comparison of the fighting qualities of particular fighter aircraft."
RAND clubs Aussie press reports on JSF
Australian press reports about the Lockheed Martin F-35 getting "clubbed like a baby seal" in a classified analysis of a wargame by the RAND Corp. has clearly got the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program worried. First, the F-35's leadership duo -- Maj Gen Charles Davis and Lockheed executive Tom Burbage -- called an impromptu press conference last week to publicly question the motives of the program's critics. Now, RAND itself has jumped into the fray. Here's RAND's statement issued earlier today:
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