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

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    Speed matters especially against time sensitive targets. When put in perspective.


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    A target 2500 kms away will take 2 hours 30 mins for a sub sonic missile to reach target. In contrast, a missile travelling at Mach 20 will only take 6 minutes to reach target. The HTV-2 made 2 flights in 2011 reaching Mach 20 in both instance but because it did not meet minimum program objective it was considered a failure. The TBG missile in the drive article is based off the learnings of the HTV-2 program.
     
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    Its ABC, and neither Giselle nor Rick are defense journalists, I mean really, all airplanes will corrode in a moist salty environment, so keeping them dry and clean is an awesome idea.... even the birds in England are deemed NOT to be at risk...
     
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    rice Drop: Lockheed Pitches $80M F-35A to Pentagon https://www.defenseone.com/business...tches-80m-f-35a-pentagon/156825/?oref=d-river
     
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    In discussing capabilities I think we should consider the distinction between claimed/assumed versus demonstrated/proven capabilities. For instance a few weeks ago I questioned the true state of AESA radar development in China given difficulties that other countries had encountered with their own experience such as the Japanese, the Russians with cooling issues and the US with the APG-79. Obviously there were significant push back in this forum. The DOD report issued last week to Congress actually reported on page 70 that they believe besides engines (which is common knowledge), the Chinese are having difficulty with the radars.

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    Another aspect that I think will become more important when we consider 5th generation airframes is the question of IR signatures. We know that both the F-22 and F-35 have adopted significant IR suppressions giving all aspect IR reduction to the F-22 and significant flow on technology adoption to the F-35. The question is what has the Chinese and Russians done by comparison?
     
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    Nice video of an F-35A..honestly I don't see the aircraft doing anything I've not seen in the last 47 years...Jaw dropping? NOT!

     
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    I can see how you could say that and you are more or less correct compared F16 at air shows have done the same. But F35 does it with equipment that wouldn't be on an air show plane.
    F35 has intigrated systems that would be external pods on F16 or Hornet or super Hornet. That would be carried externally in any other fighter and never on an air show demo due to drag. It has an intigrated jammer and radar warning recever array. It has a Targeting pod and full axis IR sensor suite of those only the raptor has something close but lacks the targeting pod and towed decoys jammer system. These would be add on pods and modules that would never fly on a demo.
    It's maneuvering with a full equipment load as baseline.
    And it could even be armed without the drag penalties.
    A way to compare it would be like a tourist smartphone today vs just a few years back.
    Back in the day you could tell a tourist with the camera equipment, site seeing map, fanny pack of travelers checks and the like.
    Today it's all in the phone. Camera, maps, credit card and payment apps. That the F35. All the stuff they had to bolt on or load instead of drop tanks bombs and missiles is in the plane already.
     
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    U.S. Navy Ends its Search for Downed Japanese F-35A https://news.usni.org/2019/05/08/u-s-navy-ends-its-search-for-downed-japanese-f-35a
     
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    @Air Force Brat @Jeff Head @Jura @Brumby and more.
    https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zo...dron-to-be-activated-at-nellis-air-force-base
    https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Dis...xhyNEo-A1BH_ImPi-2fVN9RLEDD1-nlswEnbk5iSEPzg/
    So the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be flying again. But in F35 Panthers. 65thag-emblem.jpg previously they operated from 2005-2014 flying F15 now they will by flying early model F35.
    I love aggressor camo but this is likely the look near term I pulled it off the official Facebook page of the wing commander of the 57th 59973509_345811129342432_4174329597459955712_n.png.jpg
    Thems Black Panthers.
    Clearly this was inspired by J31. And that is a F16 sporting some "Ruski" Style digital Shark.
    The unit is said to get its birds in early 2022. When they are transferred from Elgin
     
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