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

Discussion in 'World Armed Forces' started by Jeff Head, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Air Force Brat
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    I explained precisely how this how action would "play out", when Turkey indicated that they would be buying the Russian S400, with 100% accuracy and indeed more directness than LockMart, the Sec Def Mattis, and or even our very direct President Trump! Now those have finally caught up with the Air Force Brat? and still you doubt me??? LOL

    and as importantly, "amazingly, nobody reads even this thread anymore",,, I read damn near every word on this thread, even much of the in-accurate non-sense that is posted, often by you my friend???

    So, you live with two women, drama is no doubt a part of your everyday life my friend?? (I would love to start all over raising my children, but I would dispense completely with the drama!) when your kid says "everybody is doing it", your wife says, "you always", your wife and daughter both stare at you, roll their eyes, and say "nobody does that anymore"! you are being manipulated, put on the defensive, and the general desire is that you will realize how foolish you are to even attempt to argue with the little women folk...

    I have an ex-wife, a new wife (beautiful and smart, but still 110% female), and 7 daughter's whom I love and respect, and get along well with (most of the time).... that happens because I am clear, direct, and 110% accurate, and expect the same

    my friend, you must need some affirmation, yes I do read "damn near everything" posted on the J-20, F-22, and F-35 threads, actually the Su-57 thread as well! those are the 4 most important threads on SDF.... so yes, yes, I do read this stuff, I even make a valiant attempt to read most of other relevant threads, yes some of it is extremely boring, some of it is ignorant, and some of it? damnable lie's, written by liars, for the consumption of the ignorant, but I do my due diligence to be informed before I comment...

    so yes, somebody does indeed read this thread, but only those somebody's who actually have an interest in the F-35??? so no, it's not the hottest topic on SDF, I also really love the aerodynamics thread, that's #5, well actually it may be #1, so there you go, hope your happy that I'm ready this "stuff".....
     
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    Not sure whether being direct is necessarily a good strategy when dealing with a household full of females. Sometimes it is best just to remain silent. LOL.
     
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    US Could Use Turkish F-35 Parts Contracts to Entice New Customers
    https://www.defenseone.com/business...cts-entice-new-customers/158404/?oref=d-river

     
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    You're absolutely right sir, but my point was when "wifey" says "you always", or "you never" sometimes that's "true", but oftentimes? it is an overstatement of her case against me, so often at great personal risk, I ask for clarity??

    Anyway accuracy is helpful when you're trying to clarify an issue you wish to resolve, but you don't have to tell everything you know, or suspect....
     
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    actually
    Esper: F-35 Won’t Hit 80% Readiness, Cites Stealth Parts
    "Transparency (canopy) supply shortages continue to be the main obstacle to achieving this. We are seeking additional sources to fix unserviceable canopies," Esper said in response to written questions from the Senate Armed Services Committee.
    it's https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07...86.2056956749.1563204564-329840437.1535217933
     
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    Yesterday at 8:21 PM
    related (by the way was good to see this thread wasn't abandoned LOL) is
    Trump: Turkey Will Be Out of F-35 Fighter Jet Program After S-400 Buy https://www.military.com/daily-news...f-35-fighter-jet-program-after-s-400-buy.html
     
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    ... also related is
    Trump blames Turkey-F-35 dispute on Obama-era Patriot decision https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...rkey-f-35-dispute-on-obama-era-patrio-459700/
     
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    my thoughts on the current Turkey etc. situation (inspired by Brumby in the other thread):

    what's ironic the biggest publicity for the S-400 was provided by the Pentagon; the LM Sales Dept.; the US defense journalists, and of course Western fanbois in "combined" attempts to "justify" an enormous investment into one-size-fits-all aircraft

    it's doubly ironic now one of the original partners of the F-35 program leaves it to get its hyped threat
     
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    23 minutes ago
    and now got to
    Esper Refuses to Recuse Himself on Raytheon Matters in SecDef Confirmation Hearing https://www.military.com/daily-news...heon-matters-secdef-confirmation-hearing.html
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    "In discussing NATO ally Turkey's purchase of the S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, Esper appeared to suggest that the S-400 would be effective against the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as Moscow has claimed.

    Esper said the S-400 "undermines the capabilities of the F-35," and added that Turkey's purchase of the system despite repeated warnings from the U.S. will have consequences that include barring the country from the F-35 program.

    Turkey has to understand that "you can have the S-400 or you can have the F-35," but not both, he said."

    see? this is like an ad for the S-400! free ad, by a SecDef candidate!

    I doubt it's some kind of US ruse what's going on; or is it?
     
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    There is a concern, there should always be one. But concerns don’t mean absolutes. S400 is an impressive system but has been hyped as doing everything from killing stealths to making julian fries.
    The main worry is that because hypothetically Turkish F35 would be operating next to S400 and sharing data the S400 would be getting clean scans of F35 on a regular basis and would need data access to Data link and other signals to prevent Blue on Blue. All of which would weaken the ability of F35 to be used against S400 if needed.
    It would give Russia access to signals and signature as they would be part of the S400 maintenance system.
     
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