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

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    Rogoway pushed so hard for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPEAR_3 as if he was selling them LOL

    an estimate of unit cost anyone
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    100 k $ , by weight.
     
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    The Brimstone already runs 2.6 times that.
    About $260,000 a pop. This missile uses elements of that shorter range missile so I expect >$300,000.
     
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    F-35 full weight cost is around 3 million $/ ton . (100 million $ price, approx 30 ton of weight.)

    The tomahawk full weight cost is around 1.8 million, for 1.6 tons of launch mass with booster , 1.125 million $/ton.
     
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    U-2 channels F-35 sensor data in ballistic missile test

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...f-35-sensor-data-in-ballistic-missile-460897/

    I suspect they probably used the "Einstein box" to pick up the MADL transmitted data to redirect it to the ground.
     
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    what is this? did they launch a ballistic missile??
     
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    The story is not about the ballistic missile. In my view it is proof of concept that the F-35 (with its sensors) can significantly shorten the entire OODA loop from detection to communication relay. Central to ballistic missile defense is in early detection and the ability to respond before the ballistic missile can gather speed. That said, while the concept can be demonstrated in a limited set conditions it is not practical IMO due to amount of resources that would be needed for coverage and persistence.
     
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    well I looked again at that article
    and all what was "demonstrated" happened in somebody's office LOL
     
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    wondering what's the catch as Extra-Long Sustainment Contracts Are Lockheed’s Latest Bid to Cut F-35 Costs https://www.defenseone.com/business/2019/09/sustainment-contracts-lockheed-f-35-costs/159919/
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    as they say,
    If Something Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Isn't
     
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    touching sentence inside
    Lockheed Martin Proposes PBL Plan to Hit F-35 Operating Costs on Time http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pag...Plan-to-Hit-F-35-Operating-Costs-on-Time.aspx
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    "The buy-in will also mean Lockheed will be “operating in the red for two to three years,” but the practical effect will be a savings to services of $2.5 billion, which will “allow them to keep their budget the same for the next five years,” and the savings of $1 billion could be “repurposed” for other line items."
     
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