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


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Declaration: This work was in part funded in part by U.S. Air Force (USAF) (FA2386-16-14036), U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) (N62909-18-1-2013), and Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP-200101893).

Hero image: PhD candidate Ziqian Zhang and Professor Benjamin Eggleton with a drone they used in an experiment to demonstrate the high-resolution radar imaging.

guess the US will start fielding photonic radars, how fast can they do it?

University of Sydney scientists have achieved a technology breakthrough with potentially life-saving applications - all using an improved version of radar.

Traditionally, radar is associated with airport control towers or military fighter jets, but a new, highly sensitive radar developed at the University of Sydney takes this technology into the human range.
Called ‘advanced photonic radar’, the ultra-high-resolution device is so sensitive it can detect an object’s location, speed, and/or angle in millimetres as opposed to metres. This could enable usage in hospitals to monitor people’s vital signs such as breathing and heart rate.
In the case of breathing, the radar could continuously detect a person’s chest rising and falling. The usual method of monitoring this is via a strap around a person’s chest. In the case of burn victims with sensitive skin, however, this is impractical. Similarly, infants have insufficient attaching areas for sleep apnea monitoring, so the novel radar technology could be a better alternative.
Privacy is another concern addressed by the new system. Traditional health surveillance methods such as cameras capture a patient’s face, whereas radar, which uses only radio waves, allows patients to remain completely anonymous.


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Netherlands buys not 46 but 52 F-35s, extra Tomahawks, and MQ-9s​


AMSTERDAM ($1=0,94 Euros) — The Netherlands will follow the example of several European countries and will sharply increase its spending on defense systems. Amsterdam has already updated the data in the White Paper on Defense and is increasing planned purchases by a total of nearly 40%.

The Netherlands was supposed to acquire 46
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fighters of the fifth-generation F-35, but after the update will order 52 [six more]. In addition, four more MQ-9 Reaper drones will be ordered, as well as an additional number of Tomahawk cruise missiles.

The Netherlands plans to purchase another new transport aircraft, providing a special helicopter detachment to the Special Forces and the Royal Marines of the Netherlands. Government circles in Amsterdam have commented that the kingdom is considering an order for an unspecified number of highly mobile artillery missile systems [HIMARS].

The planned new purchases by the Dutch Ministry of Defense are worth approximately $ 5 billion, an increase of nearly 40% from the recently announced $ 12.4 billion. The reason for this increase, not only from the Netherlands but from half of Europe is analyzed by Forecast International – an American market analysis company.
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is the catalyst that has driven the wheel in the market and promises a bright future for the industry in at least the next ten years.

The ultimate goal of the Dutch authorities is to achieve a commitment with NATO to allocate 2% of the country’s GDP to defense. This share was 1.43% in the Netherlands last year.

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It kind looks like a bunch of tiles are on the aircraft? I wonder if this some sort of new coating that will be applied to F-22 and F-35 (maybe even 4th gen aircraft?) that reduces radar signature and maintenance?

It first appeared, iirc, on an F-117 and has shown up on one F-22 and two F-35s now. If it's 'spreading' it must be successful at whatever its supposed to do.


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Doesn't look stealth to me. Maybe they got sick of F-35s being called rust buckets and decided to bring out a more durable non-stealth skin for training/non frontline service.


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It first appeared, iirc, on an F-117 and has shown up on one F-22 and two F-35s now. If it's 'spreading' it must be successful at whatever its supposed to do.
I think it's against lidar and IRST also mitigating the problems of F-35B and F-35C pilots, compelled to observe limitations on airspeed to avoid damage to the F-35’s airframe or stealth coating.
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