I am also curious (haven't looked) as to what the flight/fight profile of the F-35 is in the first place. if it's Air Superiority, then that usually means higher altitudes where there may be a better advantage. Anything else appears to be a whole lot of incompetence in design.
It is everything... It was designed to need to be air superiority, air-to-ground assault platform, close combat support air-to-ground, stealth, and VTOL....
In other words they government wants it to do everything, and as such it can't do any of them as well as something designed to do a specific mission type would be able to do.
Maybe, but there's a lot less gunning down of civilians by the police in Europe compared to the U.S. (I don't know whether that's down to less racism or less guns or some other socio-political difference).
It isn't due to less racism for certain. It is due to less racial diversity at the local level. Someone forgets about a multi-million person racial/ethnic purge that occurred in Europe 70-80 years ago. Between the people killed and the ones who fled, the racial diversity in all of continental Europe was swept away. Researchers in Havard released a map a few years ago showing the racial diversity of different nations. It can be found on the following link:
Before you start suggesting changes on a system, first learn why something is done the way it currently is. it's usually for a pretty good reason.
Unfortunately the people who need to read this are not the programmers/developers/engineers, and instead are the managers and project managers.
There are plenty of 'programmers' in the U.S., but the ones who actually know what they are doing are very difficult to find and keep!
No, really, they are not that difficult to find and keep. They might be difficult to find and keep when another company is offering a 20% raise over their existing salary and you don't match it. But that isn't actually "difficult" in the sense of the word, that is just market forces saying that you arn't paying enough.
Every successful person has had failures but repeated failure is no guarantee of eventual success.