F-35 Joint Strike Fighter News, Videos and pics Thread

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  1. dtulsa
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    Modernisation sound like more money thought the 35 was be all and end all of fighter design and didn' need more power guess I was wrong
     
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    If you're able to lower the combustion temperatures, while reducing fuel flow and increasing power, that's a win, win, win... a big win, and as a benefit, we will have less erosion and wear on compressor blades, bearings, and all sorts of other neat stuff! mean time between overhaul goes way up when you reduce temperatures!
     
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    There were always going to be system upgrades and updates in the pipeline. LockMart has been offering an upgraded EOTS 2, there has been interest in longer range development of a follow on high effecentcy engine for the F35 longer term this sounds like a nearer term. There as been investigation of potential DEW longer term and no doubt radar and system work. The Helmet has gone though a few redesigns to reduce weight and new weapon options are no doubt to be added down the line.
     
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    I said 'sales talk' in the post you quoted, as the manufacturer would be happy to pull off the current engines of F-35s to sell new ones, claiming this actually saves cost to the Pentagon LOL
     
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    in addition to what I said right above, another 'justification' for a new engine could be, now listen, lasers on F-35

    Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever
    "... If the F-35B's lift-fan were removed, its main engine could be tapped to power a high-energy laser in a similar fashion as its lift fan already does. ..."

    or a cloaking device LOL
     
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    May 26, 2018
    and Despite some opposition, US on course to deliver F-35s to Turkey on June 21 https://www.defensenews.com/smr/nat...course-to-deliver-f-35s-to-turkey-on-june-21/
    Jun 6, 2018
     
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    Yep it really is To Big To Fail that is until it actually sees a real twisting and turning dogfight then it's almost guaranteed to Fail
     
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    It really boils down to the U.S. and NATO haven't seen a peer versus peer conflict since WWII therefore we get bored with what works and move on to the next new expensive toy ie. The 35,Ford ,Zumwalt, LCS and a host of other pretty looking stuff that promise all sorts of "new" capability but fail to deliver any thing but more Money to the defense contractors
     
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    I'm guessing you'll like
    F-35′s X-Ray Vision System Is Getting An Upgrade, But Will It Actually Save Money?
    June 13, 2018 http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...an-upgrade-but-it-will-it-actually-save-money


    a long one, ending with ... who cares anyway
     
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    Yesterday at 8:13 PM
    related, sounding as a LockMart ad, is the DefenseOne story with the link
    https://www.defenseone.com/business...soft-pitches-ai-and-more/149006/?oref=d-river
    :

     
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