Status on Danish fighter competition: Government recommends 27 F-35A - no decision yet

On Thursday last week Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Defense Minister Peter Christensen presented the Danish Governments proposal for a replacement for the F-16 fighter jet currently being operated by Royal Danish Air Force.

The Government recommend that Denmark buys 27 F-35A Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) for a total price of approx. DKK 20 billion (EUR 2.7bn / USD 3.05bn). The total life cycle cost over 30 years is expected to be DKK 56.4 billion (EUR 7.6 / USD 8.6bn).

In the proposal the first Danish F-35A will be delivered to Luke Air Force Base in 2021. The last aircraft will arrive in Denmark in 2026 and the fleet will be fully operational in 2027.


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    Daniel Johansen

    Man kan jo kun grine af det valg som Danmark traf om kampfly.Det er godt nok skidt

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    H. Eriksen

    I Evaluerings Rapporten faldt jeg over en interessant detalje.
    Ekspertudvalgene er kommet til sine resultater via Delfi metoden.

    The Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus.
    The technique is used to manipulate elected individuals, by facilitating them into ownership of a pre determined outcome.
    In reality the outcome is already established by people not present among the group participants.
    However, those in power need to preserve the illusion that there is community participation in decision-making processes, to give the process a shine of democracy.

    Those in power hired professional facilitators to direct the meeting to a preset conclusion.
    The facilitators are trained to identify loud mouths and the weak that are apt to change. They are trained in psychological manipulation, and can predict the reactions of each member in a group.
    However, the facilitator is presented as helpful, neutral and non-judgmental to the group.

    First the facilitator begins by establishing the good-guys and bad-guys among the crowd.
    The facilitators encourage each person in the group to express his/her view about the project.
    They listen attentively to all members, urge participants to make lists, in order for the facilitators to secretly make a profile of each member of a group.

    Next, the facilitator escalates tension among the group, pitting one faction against another.
    Too make the pre determined agenda appear sensible, the facilitators make those who are against the agenda appear ridiculous, without knowledge, dogmatic, foolish, inept, or aggressive. This sends the message to the rest of the participants that, if they don’t want the same treatment, they better keep quiet.

    People with firm beliefs, and who stand up for what they believe, are obvious threats to the agenda.
    And if a participant becomes a victim of the facilitator, the facilitator loses favour with the crowd.
    This is when crowds are broken up into smaller groups, and why objections are to be written on paper rather than voiced aloud where they can open discussed and debated.
    Each small group then receives its own facilitator who steer the smaller group to discuss only preset issues, employing the same tactics as the lead facilitator, by writing their ideas and disagreements on paper to be compiled later, in the large group meeting.

    But who does the compiling?
    If 50 people write down their ideas individually, to be compiled into a final outcome, no one knows what anyone else has written. The final outcome of the compiling never reflects anyone’s input, and each opposing individual will believe, that he/she is in minority.
    The mainstream and insecure part of the group adopt the compiled outcome as if it was their own, and they pressure the entire group to accept the pre determined agenda.
    Finally the pre determined agenda are established without the audience ever realizing what happened.

    The Delphi Technique is very effective against community groups. The targets rarely realize that they are being manipulated, and do not know how to end the process.