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

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    Today at 6:37 AM
    and later Brumby pointed out in Japan Thread it might not be true;

    The U.S. Military Now Denies That Japan's Missing F-35A Has Been Found https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...nies-that-japans-missing-f-35a-has-been-found
    follow the link if interested
     
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    https://www.defensenews.com/global/...fense-minister-f-35-acquisition-not-far-away/ Polish defense minister: F-35 acquisition ‘not far away’
    already heard at defence24.pl (https://www.defence24.pl/blaszczak-do-zakupu-f-35-nie-jest-daleko)

    OK the text:
     
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    ...:
    "In the Marine Corps, investigators found 382 out of 886 parts on the USS Wasp and 339 out of 768 parts on the USS Essex -- or roughly 45 percent of the 1,654 parts -- were incompatible with the fighters they had onboard. Those parts included pilot harnesses, masks, breathing hoses, fire extinguishers, sensor elements for the jet, batteries, electrical equipment, antennae, multiple types of valves and panel assemblies, the report states."
    F-35s Deployed with Wrong Spare Parts Amid Supply Chain Failures, GAO Finds https://www.military.com/daily-news...rts-amid-supply-chain-failures-gao-finds.html
     
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    now the AirForceMag story
    GAO Pushes Pentagon on F-35 Reliability and Maintainability, Block 4 Business Case
    4/29/2019
    http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pag...nd-Maintainability-Block-4-Business-Case.aspx
     
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    So here you go my friend, echoing Tom Cruise,,,, "if the Polish Govt trusts us?? shouldn't you trust us too??" LMAO, really bro, everybody and his dog loves this airplane, and you're still not sure about the "Sopwith Camel"????
     
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    LOL did you bring it because of its low RCS?
     
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    noted
    Contracts for April 29, 2019 https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1829432/

    NAVY

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,148,847,334 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost share contract for sustainment services in support of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft for the Air Force, Navy, non-U. S. Department of Defense (non-U.S. DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities, action request resolution, depot activation activities, Automatic Logistics Information System operation and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60 percent); Orlando, Florida (24 percent); Greenville, South Carolina (7 percent); Samlesbury, Preston, United Kingdom (5 percent); and El Segundo, California (4 percent). Work is expected to be completed in December 2022. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps); non-U.S. DoD participant; and FMS funds in the amount of $1,135,420,262 will be obligated at time of award, $811,246,309 of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This contract combines purchases for the Air Force ($477,920,120; 41.60 percent); Navy ($346,753,261; 30.18 percent); non-U.S. DoD participants ($231,207,693; 20.13 percent); and FMS customers ($92,966,260; 8.09 percent). The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-19-C-1022).
     
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    No Bub, I mentioned it because its from WW1, and I know you like 98 Mauser's as well,,,, I LOVE 98 Mauser sporting rifles, but I'll stick with my AR platform for "social work", LOL

    Really the Moisan NaGant?? what is you favorite rifle, LOL..

    I'm afraid you're living in the past my friend, only that poor old former soviet heart still has a distrust of LockMart!
    Yes, its mostly composite structure, wood and fabric my friend! well except for the rotary engine and steel tubing,,, kinda like PAK-FA....
     
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    I have read the report. They are typical start up issues that will improve over time. Do you seriously think the USN is the only service in the world that has operational issues? The only reason why this conversation is even happening is because it is the only service in the world that has this degree of transparency.
     
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