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

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    Some F-35s grounded again for new round of inspections

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    WASHINGTON — The F-35 Joint Program Office temporarily has halted flight operations for a number of F-35s with higher flight hours after finding two new parts that will require inspection on older models of the jets.

    A spokesman for the F-35 JPO, who confirmed the issue exclusively to Defense News and Marine Corps Times, declined to detail exactly how many jets may possibly be grounded as a result of the inspections. However, one source close to the program said that only a couple dozen F-35Bs meet the criteria where an operational pause would be necessary.

    “The joint government and industry technical team has completed their assessment of the fuel supply tubes within the Pratt & Whitney engine on F-35 aircraft,” the F-35 Joint Program Office announced in a statement. “In addition to the previously identified failed tube, the analysis has identified two additional fuel supply tubes that require inspection.”

    Some of the older engines with higher flight hours may require additional fuel tube replacements.

    https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/ne...DFN&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social
     
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    Amazing, not quite as "yank and bank" as the RIAT turn-out, but this girl will "turn and burn",,, this will further shut up those who proclaim she's NOT maneuverable....

    That RIAT 9G turn-out was "earth shattering", its fun to actually see this airplane "pushing" now, and these "max effort" pull and turn's are very, very impressive. The RIAT turn out was 9Gs or so pulling back and out to a near stand still while cranking into a very high AOA break-out in the opposite direction.. we see similar pull and turns here several times....

    further proof that if LockMart and Japan go F-22 2.0, there is no reason to go with OVT, LockMart has demonstrated outstanding "pitch rates" without OVT..

    So when people say yeah, but the F-16 will do these same types of turn-outs? that's true to a point, and that point is when this aircraft is slowing to a near stand still, it is still safe and highly maneuverable,,, that my friend is where the Falcon would happily "depart" and eat your lunch.

    Nice video timepass, thanks for sharing, I wasn't able to watch your F-22/Rafael, but this one played fine...
     
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    yes, this thread for what I noticed now which is
    German Air Force to test covert radar in large-scale demo over Bavaria https://www.c4isrnet.com/global/eur...overt-radar-in-large-scale-demo-over-bavaria/
     
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    Yep, one of my neighbor kids is an F-35 Bravo maintainer on the Essex! I talked to his wife this morning, he's loving this airplane and his role in keeping it flying stealthy and clean, I hope to have a few details from time to time now, the last port of call for the Essex was Qatar, so he's loving being in on the first ship board action of the F-35 Bravo Jeff Head and BD Popeye! those Marines are loving this airplane to death...

    So now we have the Wasp, Essex, and America launching Bravo's?? Jeff or Bd?? or anyone, is the third ship the America?
     
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    My neighbor kid is a Marine serving aboard the Essex as an F-35 Bravo maintainer, I copied this picture Jura to give to his wifey this morning! its a great picture!
     
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    related is the DefenseNews story (I know it's from last week)
    F-35 upgrade plan awaiting approval from top Pentagon acquisition exec https://www.defensenews.com/air/201...-approval-from-top-pentagon-acquisition-exec/
     
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    Sry noob here.
    Are US made military assets tracked around the world via GPS or something? Are there remote kill switches?
     
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