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The F-35 thread, Mk II

Old 5th Jun 2024, 22:29
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//throws herring at golder

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Old 5th Jun 2024, 23:58
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Originally Posted by golder
Read above. this what I posted that set him off.
"I'm sure the cost of the website. Doesn't compare to what Bill Sweetman was being paid per word. For promoting the 6th gen Gripen. Weren't there also air fares and accommodation paid?

This was his post I responded to.

I never said and have no proof that he was being paid by SAAB. I actually said. Although I was quoting a post removed, so my post disappeared too. But it was quoted by someone else before so.
"Originally Posted by golder
You just said..Sweetman was paid by avweek to write articles. His airfare and accommodation was also picked up. What is false and defamatory?"
You said that: "Bill Sweetman was being paid per word... for promoting the 6th gen Gripen." That's false. To imply that he was being paid by Saab to do so is defamatory.
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Originally Posted by golder
You mean like the f-35, which also has "flight-critical functions are separated from mission software." They even have the ability to change mission library in flight.
I don't believe that either of those claims is accurate. Certainly it's not the case that F-35 has an open architecture - it doesn't.
Nore is mission data agility a noted F-35 strength, though it is getting better.
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Israel to add 25 more F-35s under latest $3bn deal 05 Jun 2024
https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-w...158635.article
"...Israel will add 25 aircraft to its existing F-35 fleet under the latest $3 billion deal, bringing its total inventory to 75 fighters. The agreement was inked in Washington DC this week, where senior officials from the Israeli defence ministry, the Pentagon, US state department and the White House met. ... Delivery of the first tranche of Israel’s new fighters is expected in 2028...."
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HUBBA HUBBA TOIL & TRUBBA - https://www.airforce.gov.au/news-and...k/participants
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Largest ever Exercise Pitch Black to feature Italian aircraft carrier Cavour 06 Jun 2024 by alert5
https://alert5.com/2024/06/06/larges...ur/#more-99452
"The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has announced that the upcoming Exercise Pitch Black, taking place from Jul. 12th to Aug. 2nd, 2024, will be the largest in its 43-year history. This significant international military exercise will see the participation of the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, along with its embarked AV-8B Harrier II and F-35B Lightning II fighter jets.

Held biennially, Exercise Pitch Black is renowned for its focus on large-scale, multinational air combat scenarios. This year’s iteration, designated as Exercise Pitch Black 24 (PB24), promises to be the most extensive yet. PB24 is anticipated to involve a staggering 21 international participants, contributing over 140 aircraft and approximately 4,435 personnel. This signifies a substantial increase in participation compared to previous exercises....”

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Old 6th Jun 2024, 03:35
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Originally Posted by Jackonicko
I don't believe that either of those claims is accurate. Certainly it's not the case that F-35 has an open architecture - it doesn't.
Nore is mission data agility a noted F-35 strength, though it is getting better.
I commented on a previous article of yours on the F-35, Saying the article was clueless. I see not much has changed.
As well as the independent reprograming mission data library laboratories. The F-35 can share mission library in real time, if a new threat is detected.

As well as the existing open architecture. TR-3 takes open architecture to a new level
TR-3: THE OPEN ARCHITECTURE BACKBONE OF THE F-35 LIGHTNING
F-35-TR-3-Infographic-sas-62431_web.pdf (l3harris.com)

BUILDING DATA - Inside the RAAF’s F-35 mission data programming capability | ADBR
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TR-3is indeed supposed to move the F-35 from proprietary to a more open architecture - but seeing as it’s not exactly going well, I wouldn’t boast about it….

https://breakingdefense.com/2024/04/...ll-capability/
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Originally Posted by ORAC
TR-3is indeed supposed to move the F-35 from proprietary to a more open architecture - but seeing as it’s not exactly going well, I wouldn’t boast about it….

https://breakingdefense.com/2024/04/...ll-capability/
I don't think proprietary vs open, is the definition. It's not open source.
It looks like block 4 will be done 2030. So there are going to be a lot of headlines till then.
US, UK and AU are testing TR3. RAAF said early this year that it would be in the last half.

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Israel to add 25 more F-35s under latest $3bn deal 05 Jun 2024
https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-w...158635.article
"...Israel will add 25 aircraft to its existing F-35 fleet under the latest $3 billion deal, bringing its total inventory to 75 fighters. The agreement was inked in Washington DC this week, where senior officials from the Israeli defence ministry, the Pentagon, US state department and the White House met. ... Delivery of the first tranche of Israel’s new fighters is expected in 2028...."
It would appear that this program isn't having a string tied to it. Yet.
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Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50
It would appear that this program isn't having a string tied to it. Yet.
https://www.f35.com/f35/news-and-fea...-aircraft.html
"... The delivery of the aircrafts to the IDF will commence in 2028 at a rate of 3 to 5 aircrafts per year...."
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Italian Carrier Strike Group Starts Five-Month Deployment To The Indo-Pacific Luca Peruzzi 05 Jun 2024
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news...-indo-pacific/
"...The Cavour aircraft carrier embarks an air (strike) group including both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms, in particular the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning IIs and Boeing AV-8B Harrier II Plus STOVL aircraft belonging to the GRUPAER (Gruppo Aerei Imbarcati) combat fixed-wing unit and NH90 helicopters in service with the Naval Aviation, for a total of more than a dozen assets which, Naval News understood, are expected to increase during the deployment....

...The IT CSG is involved in a prominently operational deployment as anticipated the campaign will evaluate and qualify the capabilities of the embark[ed] component of fifth-generation F-35Bs to reach the Initial Operational Capability by the end of 2024, a significant achievement not only for the Italian Defence but also NATO and the European Carri Group Interoperability Initiative (ECGII). After completing the passing through and visit in the Indian Ocean, the IT CSG will reach the Northern Australia area and Darwin to participate in the important biennial exercise Pitch Black, which will be conducted between mid-July and August beginning. In addition to having the opportunity to fly in a huge training area, the Italian Navy F-35Bs and AV-8Bs will operate together with assets from the Royal Australian Air Force, USMC, South-East Asia, Pacific and European air forces. They will also interact and operate alongside the Italian Air Force combat and support assets including Eurofighters and F-35A/Bs which will also participate in the Exercise Pitch Black.

After the stop in Australia, the IT CSG is expected to operate with the US Armed Forces in the Central Pacific basin before reaching Japan by the end of August, Naval News understood, calling at JMSDF’s Yokosuka naval base. The IT CSG is expected to operate and interact with the JMSDF, sharing the experience developed by the Italian Navy with the F-35B training and operational activities from the Cavour carrier, and potentially interact with the Kaga Izumo-class helicopter carrier which has been recently modified to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter aircraft...."
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Luftwaffe F-35A mock up ILA

Great to see and sit in L-M mock up this time in Luftwaffe colors yesterday (my pics below)









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Very smart, I presume the 2026 initial delivery and 2028 IOC for the real things have slipped?

I know I being very picky but perhaps the use of Notfall und ein paar andere wichtige Wörter auf Deutsch would have been courteous. IIRC RAFG used the German for Rescue (Rettung) in addition to the English and not Emergency (Notfall) as used by the Bundeswehr and (please correct me if I'm wrong) USAFE(USAFE-AFAFRICA) didn't(don't) bother translating.
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"...Rim of the Pacific 2024 (RIMPAC 24) planned for June 28 to August 2. 29 nations, 40 surface ships, 3 submarines, 14 national land forces, 150+ aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel will participate in this year’s iteration of the biennial exercise hosted in Honolulu, Hawaii. Italian carrier Cavour and its Strike Group will participate as well as a French Navy FREMM air defense frigate."
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Very smart, I presume the 2026 initial delivery and 2028 IOC for the real things have slipped?...
Exclusive: Germany looking into buying eight additional F-35 jets 07 Jun 2024
https://www.reuters.com/business/aer...ys-2024-06-07/
"BERLIN, June 7 (Reuters) - Germany is looking into buying eight additional F-35 fighter jets... a military source told Reuters on Friday, on top of the 35 jets it has ordered. Berlin is examining the costs of such a purchase, the source said,.... In 2022, Germany decided to order 35 F-35s, including missiles and other weapons, for around 10 billion euros ($10.89 billion).... he F-35 will be stationed at an air base near the western German town of Buechel from 2027..... The first eight F-35s are scheduled for delivery in 2026 and will be based in the U.S. for pilot training...."

PHOTO: “A mock-up of the F-35A at the ILA Berlin Air Show sporting Luftwaffe markings. Germany is now considering buying eight more jets to add to the 35 now on order, Reuters has reported.
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https://www.twz.com/air/usaf-f-35s-a...-in-their-bays
USAF F-35s Are Officially Getting Joint Strike Cruise Missiles That Fit In Their Bays
Joint Strike Missiles will give Air Force F-35A new options for conducting stand-off strikes, especially in the maritime domain
Air Force Buys First Lot of Norwegian Joint Strike Missiles 05 Jun 2024
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"The Air Force awarded Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace of Norway a $141 million contract on May 31 for the first lot of 48 Joint Strike Missiles, which will equip the service’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighters. It’s the first time the service has bought a tactical missile from another country for operational use since the early 1990s. The missile will carry the designation “AGM-184A Kraken.” [RELEASE THE KRAKEN!]

The Air Force plans to buy 268 JSMs through fiscal 2028 at a cost of $848 million, according to the service’s fiscal 2025 budget documents. The buy profile calls for 48, 50, 54, 57, and 58 missiles across fiscal 2024-2028, with annual funding projected to rise from $161 million to $180 million across that period. In its unfunded priorities list for the fiscal 2025 budget request, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command asked Congress to triple the buy of 50 missiles for the upcoming year.... The F-35 Joint Program Office has said the JSM will be certified for most, if not all, F-35 users.... The Air Force said JSM development is complete but F-35A integration is still underway...."
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I always get my 80s movies confused so it comes out as WEWEASE THE KWAKEN.
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Here's a ridgy-didge /rɪdʒɪˈdɪdʒ/ pig latin later version.

Release the Kraken!!

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NATO Fighter Jets Showcase Incredible Piloting Skills on European Highways – F-35, Gripen, A-10
"The NATO allies' F-35A Lightning II, JAS 39 Gripen and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrafts practised the delicate art of landing and take-off on European highways during the exercises.
0:00~ JAS 39 Gripen
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5:24~ A-10 Thunderbolt II"



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Top to bottom:
- Tervo road base, Finland
- stretch of Pacific Coast Highway used for last year's F-35B austere-base exercise
- Swedish road base

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