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F-35 Lightning II : News & Discussions

Discussion in 'The Americas' started by Picard, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. sunstersun

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    Could be the German Government will actually listen to their air force unlike the Indian Government.
     
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    500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky
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    Oct 05, 2017 - The Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise September 19, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base. [Read more...]
    Hill’s 4th FS/AMU receives first F-35A
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    Sep 29, 2017 - Hundreds cheered the historic arrival of the 4th Fighter Squadron’s and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s first F-35A as tail number 5133 landed on base Wednesday and taxied into Hotel Row. [Read more...]
    Classified aircraft crashed in Nevada, F-35 pilot killed
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    Sep 06, 2017 - Some news agencies are reporting two days after the crash stating that the mission was a classified training sortie over the Nevada Test and Training Range from a USAF press release. [Read more...]
    F-35As fly in weapons evaluation
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    Aug 14, 2017 - Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets. [Read more...]
    First Japanese built F-35A officially unveiled at Nagoya facility
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    Jun 05, 2017 - The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility on June 5th. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated by MHI with technical assistance from Lockheed Martin and oversight from the U.S. Government. [Read more...]
    JASDF pilots graduate Luke’s F-35 program
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    May 31, 2017 - Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force pilots “Koku-Jieitai,” become the first from their country to graduate the F-35 program on May 20. [Read more...]
    Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS
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    May 31, 2017 - The 3,000th F-35A Lighting II sortie departed Hill Air Force Base generated by maintainers from the active duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve’s 419th FW May 22, 2017. [Read more...]
    F-35 complete first European training deployment
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    May 08, 2017 - Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7, 2017. [Read more...]
    First Italian-Built F-35B 'Rolls Out' of Cameri Production Facility
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    May 05, 2017 - The first Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing version of the F-35, or F-35B, assembled outside the United States rolled out of the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility at Cameri, Italy. [Read more...]
    F-35s forward deploy to Bulgaria
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  4. randomradio

    randomradio Colonel Technical Analyst

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    That ain't how air warfare works. There's something called air traffic as well.
     
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    Lot better then 30 year old technology life the Rafale by any standard, like the difference between jet power and propellers..
     
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    LOL.
    US F4 Phantom were shoot down by older Mig because no canon inboard (useless the US top brass said !).

    30 year old technology : First time I read AESA radar is a 30 year technology :crazy:
     
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    Does not mean they continued to depend on guns as the primary weapons. I expect that guns on fighters are quite obsolete by now.
     
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    It's why you have developped an external canon pod for you golden toy ? :devilwork:

    Show of force, you know what it means? you do it with a SDB or a GBU ? Noooo

    When you want to divert an airliner from entering in the 51th zone, you use an AMRAAM? Noooo (at least not at the beginning).

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    A question : Is it possible to use internal bays with the canon pod ? I don't think so.
     
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    We build air planes for war, not police duties.
     
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    Bhushan's remarks came two days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar defended the 7.87 billion euros (about Rs 59,000 crore) Rafale deal as the "best deal".

    Rafale could prove Bofors for BJP: Prashant Bhushan







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    New Delhi, Oct 22 : Swaraj Abhiyan leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday attacked the central government over the purchase deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France and said “it will prove to be the Bofors for the BJP”. “From the stony silence of the government to the revelations made by Swaraj Abhiyan, and the allegations and evidence provided by Edmonds Allen to the government, it is clear that the Rafale deal could well be the Bofors of the BJP,” Bhushan said in a statement here. Bhushan’s remarks came two days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar defended the 7.87 billion euros (about Rs 59,000 crore) Rafale deal as the “best deal”.


    “One might recall that when the Bofors scandal erupted, Rajiv Gandhi was known as ‘Mr Clean’ and his response was also the same — that the Bofors deal was the best deal that could be struck by the government, that the Bofors guns were the best, and thereafter a farcical CBI inquiry was done to whitewash this matter,” he added. On Thursday, Swaraj India leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav released letters written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by US-based lawyer C. Edmonds Allen which alleged that BJP MP Varun Gandhi was “honeytrapped and compromised” by defence middleman Abhishek Verma. Also Read: Prashant Bhushan-Yogendra Yadav new party to be called ‘Swaraj India’, all set to challenge AAP


    Lashing out at Gandhi, a Lok Sabha MP from Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Bhushan said: “He denies he leaked any defence secrets by saying he never attended meetings of the Defence Consultative Committee and only a few meetings of the Standing Committee on Defence; and that he did not have access to any sensitive defence material.” “Interestingly, he has not denied the allegation that he was honeytrapped by Abhishek Verma,” the Swaraj Abhiyan leader said. Varun Gandhi has denied the allegations and said he will file a criminal defamation suit against the Swaraj Abhiyan leader.

    “I was deeply hurt by the sleazy allegations against me. I will file a criminal defamation suit against Prashant Bhushan,” Gandhi said. “Despite massive evidence being provided to the PMO, to the Defence Minister and to the National Security adviser, by way of emails photographs, letters etc., Verma just says that these are the allegations of a disgruntled former partner,” the Swaraj Bhiyan leader said. Bhushan also attacked the government for allegedly giving a major part of the Rafale deal to Reliance and said: “Why has a major part of the contract for the Rafale deal, worth almost Rs 30,000 crore, been given to Reliance Defence owned by Anil Ambani, which has virtually no experience in defence-related production and is just a one-year-old company?” Prashant Bhushan, a noted lawyer said Anil Ambani’s Reliance Telecom has been charge-sheeted in the 2G scam by the Central Bureau of Investigation and that Anil Ambani’s companies owe more than one lakh crore to various public sector banks.
     
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    Picdelamirand-oil Lt. Colonel MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    October 22, 2016 19:58 IST :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     

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