hey kibitz get your own numbers, backed by links connecting your numbers to the US Congress, or please don't quote me
... the rest is an old stuff
The service is purchasing both the B and C models of the aircraft. The Marine Corps anticipated purchasing 20 F-35Bs in fiscal 2020, but in the request the buy was cut by half to 10 jets. The fiscal 2020 budget proposal requests 10 F-35B and F-35C jets for the service.
The decision was made to reduce the B model buy and increase the C variant purchase to avoid a potential backlog, service spokesman Capt. Chris Harrison told Aerospace DAILY.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps announced Feb. 28 that the aircraft carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has met all requirements to operate in combat.
This is not the first challenge ...
are we "tense" Brother?? I could loan you a "chill pill"??? I have to confess that I'm extremely amused by your response to our Brother, who actually did read your post?? he's just trying to understand??? think of all the extremely negatively biased post's I've had to tolerate from you my friend on the F-35,, you'll always be my "real Brother",, no matter what, and when the EU goes out of business, you can come help me "work on the farm" and I'll take you flying!
anyway, I have to listen to you "pontificate" on the F-35 "kill ratio"? (are you maybe a little obsessive? yes, I am a "mental health professional"), you know damn well the USAF is NOT populated by "liars and cheats", its just not! ("paranoia", can make one "distrustful"), after all you're formative years were in the "Soviet Union"? it would make one tend to be a "skeptic"? no???
anyway, 5 Gens are damnably expensive, hideously expensive,,, (that's why the Chinese have 20 J-20's, and the Russians have 10 Su-57's that are airworthy), but worth every penny in the grand scheme of "keeping us free", and you as well Bro.. thank God, us "dumb American's" continue to "foot the bill" to keep everyone safe from tyranny at home! and abroad!
you can thank me later, sit back and have a Latte! remember your big brother has and ex-wife, a "new wife", (she's awesome, and awesome to look at too), and 7 daughter's,,, I think I'm gonna go take a "chill pill" myself, just thinking about it? well, that's part of the reason I had a triple by-pass 10 years ago, now I try to "relax"...
have a great day, come back to America, we need more hard working taxpayers such as yourself, then you can help me pay for these damn airplanes!
This is also one based on your Opinion.It is a deeply political and subjective post.
BullChines/ Russian / Indian / German / Japanese and so on air force designed to protect the airspace, and to work under the coverage of friendly radars.
USAF objective as stated by Heather Willson Secretary of the Air Force is a 50/50 mix. 50% VLO fifth gen 50% 4.5 standard conventional.China doesn't need low observable aircraft for the 90% of the missions.
Just to clarify.This is also one based on your Opinion.
The USAF has four function
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has been littering several threads (posting nonsense and watching how people react to it),
now appeared even here ...
I've recently reported that account
(described the specifics and invoked https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/sd-forum-rules-of-behavior.t7851/#post-486470
This is a professional forum. Do not make nonsensical claims or points. Moderators will remove them and ask you to stop.), no luck
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UK defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has started work on the integration of Meteor air-to-air and SPEAR surface attack missiles on to the UK’s fleet of F-35B fighter jets.
As explained by the company, it has received an initial funding award from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 program, to start integration efforts for the two MBDA-made missiles.
Under this initial package of work BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin will also complete further integration work with MBDA on ASRAAM and with Raytheon on Paveway IV, initially integrated in support of delivering initial operating capability for the UK.
“BAE Systems engineers played a crucial role in supporting the UK to achieve Initial Operating Capability for its F-35 fleet. Now, working alongside our partners including Lockheed Martin and MBDA, we are using our expertise to take that capability even further with advanced weapons systems such as Meteor and SPEAR,” said Tom Fillingham, senior vice-president – US Programs of BAE Systems.
Last year, a pilot from 17 Squadron, the RAF’s F-35 Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California took to the skies for the first time with UK weapons, including ASRAAM and Paveway IV.
This followed work carried out during the F-35 program’s System Development and Demonstration (SDD) initial testing phase to develop and certify weapons capabilities by an integrated test team. This team includes Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon and MBDA, working alongside the UK Air Warfare Centre to clear weapons for operational testing by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy pilots.