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

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    Parts Problems Slow F-35 Production; CAPE Says Flying Costs Target Not Likely
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    In other F-35 news, the director of Operational Test and Evaluation said that the so-called fly-off between the F-35 and the A-10 to show Congress how well they perform the all-important Close Air Support mission had been completed last month. (“This is not a fly-off, because they both have awesome capabilities,” Robert Behler said.)
    etc.: https://breakingdefense.com/2019/05...295.379644692.1556600158-329840437.1535217933
     
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    related:
    http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pag...on-Finishes-F-35-A-10-Comparison-Testing.aspx Pentagon Finishes F-35, A-10 Comparison Testing
    5/2/2019
     
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    kinda related is
    Lawmakers offer bill to block F-35 for Turkey https://www.defensenews.com/congress/2019/05/03/lawmakers-offer-bill-to-block-f-35-for-turkey/
     
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    Fixing The F-35?
    part of (dated May 03, 2019)
    Pentagon Needs Hill Help With Software Fixes, Including On F-35
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    it's https://breakingdefense.com/2019/05/pentagon-needs-hill-help-with-software-fixes-including-on-f-35/

    Mar 1, 2019
     
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    U.S. Marine Corps conducts first ever F-35B fighter jet ‘elephant walk.
    https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-m...rst-ever-f-35b-fighter-jet-elephant-walk.html
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    amazing isn't it, here the US Marines have on display as many five Gens than any of our near peers, it seems as if China is holding at around 20 J-20's and Russia has around 10 Su-57's.

    Not discounting the fact that some members here maintain China has twice that number?? but we really haven't seen any reliable evidence to back that up??

    as for how these birds would stack up? the J-20 is probably in the same league L/O, likely similar in maneuverability, has more fuel, more top-end, advantage J-20. The Su-57 is likely the most agile, again has more top-end, more fuel, possibly more high altitude capability, advantage Su-57...

    So the J-20 and Su-57 have some basic airframe advantages which many here consider a real tactical advantage, on the other hand the F-35 likely has the lowest all aspect L/O number, better EOTS, more agile radar, and much better sensor fusion with a much larger number of platforms communicating and fusing information to one another.... couple that with superior aerial refueling, and AWACs support, and you have a clear winner...

    advantage F-35, the proliferation of F-35's among our partners increases the verity of interoperability, so all in all, a real winner, and well on the way to being the most prolific 5 Gen aircraft ever produced....
     
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    Here again, more photo evidence that all the naysaying about the F-35 is just a bunch of Krappola, designed to discourage the good guys, and encourage the bad guys to do something epically stoopid....

    School is open, class is "in session"! who wants to be first?? Heh! Heh! Heh!, there are a certain percentage of people who will need to be "schooled!"?? no doubt...
     
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    New Lockheed Concept Shows Navy F-35C Armed With Hypersonic Cruise Missiles https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...ernally-armed-with-hypersonic-cruise-missiles
    sounds like every body goes hypersonic these days LOL
     
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    There are actually seven officially active hypersonic programs in the US pipeline after waking from its slumber having had its butt kicked by the Chinese and Russian hypersonic programs. They are :
    1) The conventional prompt strike (CPS) program currently managed by the USN. It has a $5.9 Billion funding. The objective is to develop a common glide vehicle for the three services. The USAF will work on the rocket booster aspect. The immediate aim is to produce a Hypersonic Technology demonstrator (HTD).
    2)The USAF with the Hypersonic Conventional Strike (HCSW) program will work on the rocket booster pertaining to the CPS and has a funding of $629 million.
    3)The US Army has the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) as part of CPS. It has a funding of $1.2 Billion. Not much is known of its role in the overall CPS.
    4)DARPA’s Advanced Full-Range Engine (AFRE) which is a turbine-based combined-cycle propulsion system. This program is contracted out jointly to Aerojet Rocketdyne and Orbital ATK.
    5)DARPA's Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) and has a funding of $818 million. The product of this is the Op-Fires program which is to introduce a land mobile capable platform as part of hypersonic strike. Speculation is the use of the USMC 10 wheeler LVSR mobile launcher.
    6 and 7)DARPA/AFRL's TBG and HAWC program as mentioned in the drive article. The TBG program is derived from the HTV-2 program and its basically boost glide. The HAWC program is derived form the X-51A program and is scram-jet based. LM has its finger on both these programs.
     
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