Sorry guys... But I got to take another sabbatical from the blog. This last year has been rough on me and I find myself in need of a mental health break. Yes, I realize that the USAF has lost confidence in the JSF program and is now looking at developing a " clean sheet " design. This would undoubtedly have ramifications on the F-35's bid to replace the CF-18. Yes, I have seen the recent updates in the Tempest and FCAS programs. The trouble is... I just can't bring myself to care . My "day job" has been putting me through the wringer lately and I fear I cannot muster the mental energy needed to post blog updates. Not for lack of trying, mind you... I just lack the focus to muster my usual rantings and ravings. In the meantime, I want to assure you that is a temporary predicament. As the COVID-19 pandemic (hopefully) starts to wane things will (hopefully) get a little easier and I'll be able to devote more time and energy back here.