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    GarryB

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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  GarryB on Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:10 pm

    WOW.... amazing...

    Just a few questions however... if the ship can't see subsonic missiles and defeat two at the same time, why not just use standard Harpoon missiles that are already in the inventory?

    Second, again, with no air defence to speak of why sent four F-35s when a single F-15E could have done the job with more missile options and better self defence performance with its own AMRAAMs and ARMs as well as 5 air to ground missiles?

    Not really that impressed to be honest.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 pm

    GarryB wrote:WOW.... amazing...

    Just a few questions however... if the ship can't see subsonic missiles and defeat two at the same time, why not just use standard Harpoon missiles that are already in the inventory?

    Second, again, with no air defence to speak of why sent four F-35s when a single F-15E could have done the job with more missile options and better self defence performance with its own AMRAAMs and ARMs as well as 5 air to ground missiles?

    Not really that impressed to be honest.

    The video, the tech, everything related to SOM is sketchy and pretty useless.
    It's a good jobs program tho. lol1
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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 pm




    Stephen Trimble
    ‏ @FG_STrim
    2h2 hours ago

    Lots of good details in here. Here’s a few slides from VADM Venlet’s F-35 program update at #SAS2018 today.








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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  Airman on Fri May 11, 2018 6:06 am

    The 1st #TurkishAirForce F-35A (18-0001, c/n AT-1) made its 1st flight from NAS JRB Fort Worth (TX) on 10May18. The 18-0001 was succesfully flown by Commander Wilson. Photos: Clinton White / Highbrass Photography.
    https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/status/994709486576242688



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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  JohninMK on Thu May 24, 2018 1:28 am

    This is re the IAF F-35 overflying Beirut. If he is correct this isn't weird its what would be expected to hide the true signature of the aircraft. Just as the USAF is alleged to do with the F-22.



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    I may be wrong but it looks like this F-35 was flying with radar reflectors. Weird, isn’t it?


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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu May 24, 2018 4:55 am

    No sh%t it's over Beirut, put it in Damascus an see if it isn't turned into a pile of scrap metal.

    Seriously, this fighter is not gonna be leaving the Golan and Lebanese (Safe-space).
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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:16 pm



    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3246235.html
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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  Airman on Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:11 am

    Turkish pilot carries out first F-35 jet flight in US


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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  ATLASCUB on Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:32 am

    Is this old news or the resumption of flight training?
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    Re: F-35 Development and News Thread:

    Post  LMFS on Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:24 pm

    Time for the US to build a real 5G fighter:

    https://www.defenseone.com/business/2018/08/lockheed-pitching-f-22f-35-hybrid-us-air-force/150943/

    Amidst claims that PAK-FA is no 5G and F-35 wonderful beyond measure, Lockheed is essentially admitting they are behind. Let's see where this ends up...

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    Post  ATLASCUB on Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:14 pm

    https://www.rt.com/usa/437286-pentagon-f35-design-flaws/

    Officials overseeing the development of the F-35 fighter jets have apparently deliberately downplayed some critical deficiencies that can endanger lives of both pilots and troops on the ground, said the Project On Government Oversight (POGO), an independent watchdog. It obtained the Pentagon agency’s documents which show that there’s no justification or plans to fix the flaws still plaguing the $1.5 trillion program.

    Instead of fixing them, the problems were just re-categorized. The Deficiency Review Board of the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office downgraded 19 Category I problems to a less serious Category II, without providing any plan to correct ten of those critical design flaws. Category I deficiencies “may cause death, severe injury, or severe occupational illness; may cause loss or major damage to a weapon system; critically restricts the combat readiness capabilities of the using organization; or result in a production line stoppage,” according to the US military documents.

    Category II deficiencies “could impede or constrain successful mission accomplishment.” The categories are assigned to the deficiencies by the testing personnel, who identify them during the test and evaluation process. In many cases, however, the board acted on its own “with no apparent justification or evidence that the flaws were in fact not as serious as initially categorized,” POGO said.

    They'll eventually get it right....eventually. Corruption is a helluva problem tho..

    In the meantime I heard they were looking into getting Su-35s...(ehm....heavily upgraded F-15s).
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