Daily Archives: July 16, 2008

John Gapper


As trailed, I have written my FT column this week on the F-22 fighter and whether it is worth the money. I conclude that the current US position – to buy a limited number and refuse to sell others to its allies – is militarily questionable and financially crazy. You can read it here and comment below. Read more

John Gapper

Overheard on the Farnborough to London train:

A group of American defence contractors talking about a contract that was delayed by a glitch. One executive, regretfully, as if it would be the last resort: “We may have to tell the Brits about it.” Read more