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


There are some terrific videos from the F-35 demo team that showed up a few days ago, with views from inside the cockpit while doing maneuvers like the Dojo drift (tactical pitch - or is it the sales pitch?):

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U.S. military aircraft will not take to the skies this year. Instead, Defense Department aircraft such as the F-35, ... will all be visible on static display."

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just "retweeting"

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Japan-based US assault ship
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LHD1 arrived at
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Tues 18 June for a visit. She's on patrol with
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of the Okinawa-based
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Marine Expeditionary Unit. Note F-35B
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parked forward.
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Lockheed hypes F-35′s upgrade plan as interest in ‘sixth-gen’ fighters grows
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LOL last year it would've been "is ready to deliver" instead of "hypes"
Nah! that's just another little twitter pater who likes "Cats", LOL, nice girl recently married, had more than a few "back seat military aircraft rides", not a pilot, not an aeronautical engineer,,, an "opinion leader", like most of our friends on Twitter!
 
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First Marine F-35C Squadron Retires its Hornets
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The Marine Corps’ first operational squadron to fly the F-35C carrier-capable version of the Lightning II joint strike fighter has retired its last F/A-18 Hornet strike fighter.

In ceremonies held June 21 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 (VMFA-314) retired its last Hornet, an F/A-18A++ version. The Black Knights, as the squadron is known, are now in transition to the F-35C at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, under the tutelage of the Navy’s F-35C replacement training squadron, VFA-125.

The Marine Corps flies both the short-takeoff/vertical landing F-35B version and the F-35C aircraft carrier version. The Corps currently fields three operational F-35B squadrons, VMFA-121, -211, and -122.

The Corps is procuring 67 F-35Cs to equip squadrons that will deploy with Navy carrier air wings. In recent years the Corps has assigned two VMFA F/A-18 squadrons to deploy with carrier air wings.
 
dated June 24, 2019
Turkey stands by S-400s, says F-35 partners disapprove of U.S.
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Turkey has purchased Russian missile defenses and is discussing a delivery date irrespective of any U.S. sanctions, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday, adding the United States is isolated as it also squeezes Turkey on F-35 jets.

The Pentagon announced earlier this month that training by Turkish pilots on F-35 fighter jets had been halted at a U.S. air base in Arizona following Turkey’s purchase of Russian S-400 defense systems.

The NATO allies have been at loggerheads over the issue for months. Washington says the S-400 is incompatible with NATO’s defense network and could compromise its F-35 fighter jets, an aircraft Turkey is helping build and planning to buy.

Speaking at a news conference Ankara, Cavusoglu said partner nations in the F-35 jet program do not support the steps taken by the United States to halt pilot training.

“Whatever sanctions will be decided, whatever statement would come from the United States, we have purchased S-400s and right now we are talking about when they will be delivered,” Cavusoglu said.

Buying military equipment from Russia leaves Turkey vulnerable to U.S. retribution under a 2017 law known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he would discuss the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Japan this week.
 

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dated June 24, 2019
Turkey stands by S-400s, says F-35 partners disapprove of U.S.
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The "dirty little secret" here is that Erdogan is for sale to the highest bidder, Russia NEED's Turkey, China wouldn't mind having a "home away from home", and a good friend in the Black Sea!

He has a "Cherry" and he knows it, China can afford to buy Erdogan, Russia would like to, but he's gonna be "pricey"!
 

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