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

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    Lockheed Martin Says New F-35 Supplier Contracts Will Reduce Aircraft Costs https://news.usni.org/2019/04/18/lo...supplier-contracts-will-reduce-aircraft-costs
     
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    The costs are getting low enough that it will be hard to justify buying another aircraft regardless of how many issues the F-35 has.
     
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    presumably a success story:
    USAF F-35As commence debut combat deployment https://combataircraft.keypublishing.com/2019/04/15/usaf-f-35as-commence-debut-combat-deployment/
     
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    it wasn't :-(
    US Aircraft, Ships End Search for Japanese F-35, Investigation Ongoing http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/April 2019/US-Aircraft-Ships-End-Search-for-Japanese-F-35-Investigation-Ongoing.aspx
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...y-f-35-to-be-billions-costlier-pentagon-finds Lockheed's Costly F-35 to Be Billions Costlier, Pentagon Finds
    • Research and procurement increases by $22 billion: cost office
    • Six decades of operations and support grows by $73 billion
    was worth reading despite the sensationalist headline
     
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    a tough (by my standards LOL) paragraph inside
    All This ‘Innovation’ Won’t Save the Pentagon https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/04/all-innovation-wont-save-pentagon/156487/?oref=d-river
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    "Witness the department’s existing aquisition process, which is roughly the opposite of how modern products are developed. It enumerates numerous, often overlapping or contradictory “requirements” before production is even thought about. The process takes years, as shown by albatrosses like the Air Force’s F-35 and the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System. Systems acquired in this manner are artifacts from a bygone era before they’re ever even delivered, and the glacial DoD process means warfighters are stuck with them for decades to come."
     
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    Marines Folding F-35B into New Pacific Island-Hopping Concept https://news.usni.org/2019/04/23/marines-folding-f-35b-into-new-pacific-island-hopping-concept
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    "... MEU Commanding Officer Col. Robert Brodie ... brought six F-35Bs to sea, supplemented by 10 V-22 Ospreys and four CH-53Es. He said the F-35s maintained an overall readiness rate of 90.5 percent and averaged five of six jets being up and fully mission capable on any given day."
     
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    The US Air Force, not Turkey, is frustrating Lockheed execs on the F-35 program https://www.defensenews.com/industr...ustrating-lockheed-execs-on-the-f-35-program/
     
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    IMO, the F-35B is unique in its capability to support an Island hopping strategy given the vastness of the Pacific. The USMC should expand this effort in developing the appropriate CONOPs, in particular the logistics footprint required to support a sustained engagement
     
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