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

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    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2019) Three F-35C Lightning II, attached to Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, the “Argonauts” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, the "Rough Raiders "Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 and the "Grim Reapers" Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 complete a flight overhead Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Feb. 1, 2019. Commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, headquartered at NASL ensures that each F-35C squadron is fully combat-ready to conduct carrier-based, all-weather, attack, fighter and support missions for Commander, Naval Air Forces. With its stealth technology, advanced sensors, weapons capacity and range, the F-35C will be the first 5th generation aircraft operated from an aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photos by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon E. Renfroe/Released)

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    Nice to see these girls get to the hard work, of working up several 5th Generation Naval Squadrons, I'm very happy to see these Charlies up and running, and ready to build a foundation for the future Naval L/O ops off those beautiful Carrier Battle Groups. These girls are the eyes, ears, and guns of the fleet, they will perform their mission admirably and effectively, its a happy day to see the USN move into the new Century fully prepared to meet whatever the bad boys want to send their way!

    It won't be long before the "snoopers" get a surprise visit of their own, and that will be classic....
     
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    didn't know

    Schedule at Risk for Navy F-35C Fighters to be Combat Ready by End of Year
    March 29, 2018 https://news.usni.org/2018/03/29/current-schedule-risk-navy-f-35c-fighters-combat-ready-end-year

    did I miss anything?
     
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    Jura, many many years ago when I served ,'71-91, the brass was looking for 60+% readiness on combat aircraft. But then we had more aircraft. A lot more.
     
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    not sure what you're implying
     
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    What Popeye was saying was back during his days serving in the US Navy aircraft carrier, the mission readiness was around 60% for combat aircraft. It may not be as sophisticated in tech as today BUT they have a whole lot more airplanes to deal with on board at the same time.
     
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    LOL you rephrased
    #6377 bd popeye, 38 minutes ago
    but I still don't know an implication which would be like the Pentagon probably can or can't achieve 80% aircraft readiness this year
     
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