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

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    The other F-35's in that formation don't need radar to geolocate the missing F-35. The other sensors and the MADL will easily triangulate and narrow the search box on its last known location prior to any loss in communication. In any case, their training regime is to fly in formation using MADL as the link.
     
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    Alternatively the F-35s in question were probably carrying Luneberg lenses. Ground radars managed to track Israelis F-35s the same way.
     
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    Debris found in search for Japanese F-35 stealth fighter jet missing off coast
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04...-fighter-missing-debris-found-in-sea/10987120
     
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    The best available data will be from the rest of the F-35 flying together because the strength of the F-35 is in its sensor fusion and AN/ASQ239 to geolocate anything within its detection range.
     
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    Was the missing F-35 American or Japanese assembled?
     
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    Could the cause of the missing f35 be due to Chinese or Russian action? Could it be blamed on Chinese or Russian action? How could it just go missing without communication of problems. Maybe information is still being withheld seeing as it is a sensitive piece of military hardware but I have an uneasy feeling a false flag operation is going to surface.
     
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    The aircraft, less than one-year-old, was the first F-35 to be assembled in Japan and was only in the air for 28 minutes on Tuesday, a defence official said.
    Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...e-from-crashed-japanese-f-35-fighter-11428506
     
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    To early for paranoia. To early for much more except a search.
    Jumping to conclusions only leads to idiocy.
     
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    It will be blamed on Ru/Ch/Iran/NK of course, at least by a few low level newspaper : D


    But seriously, what should be the F-35 military value if above Japanese waters, a third country can destroy it undetected by anyone?


    Considering that the chance of failure high at the beginning of the machine life, and flatten out until the end of expected like it is more likely a mechanical failure.


    More likely an not properly documented, or outdated assembly procedure .


    Example they changed the design of the part, but the ALIS failed to update the manufacturing instructions. Or something like that .

    From the latest news the Lockead doesn't use the ALIS during manufacturing, so there should be a big gap between the systems.
     
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