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Lonewolf_50 30th Mar 2022 15:05


Originally Posted by golder (Post 11207745)
Even though we are updating our Shornets to block III. We don't want any more of them. At this stage, in 2030, we retire the Shornet and 2035, we retire the Growler. 2025 will decide if we get more F-35, to take us from 72 to100.

Thank you. With the F-15 getting a new lease on life (there's a "mature" aircraft, eh?) with the X version (that was related to the S version for the Saudis), I wasn't sure if a similar "SHornet revival" might be in progress.
I guess not.

Beamr 30th Mar 2022 15:55


Originally Posted by GeeRam (Post 11207935)
Three....in theory.

Fort Worth, Italy and Japan.

I think though that the first complete production one off the Italian line wasn't that long ago (last year or late 2020?) and first one off the Japanese line might be this year or was late last year?

UK?

https://www.baesystems.com/en/feature/f35-production

henra 30th Mar 2022 15:59


Originally Posted by Lonewolf_50 (Post 11207971)
Thank you. With the F-15 getting a new lease on life (there's a "mature" aircraft, eh?) with the X version (that was related to the S version for the Saudis), I wasn't sure if a similar "SHornet revival" might be in progress.

Doubt it.
I think the X has a mission (Large Missile Carrier for VLO Fighters) which only very few big air forces can afford. One such carrier is probably enough for those few air forces (USAF, IAF?) which can and will afford such a mix. In Europe, typically the EF will take over this role for those Air Forces which are big enough for a mixed fleet (RAF, Aeronatica Militare, In future to some extent GAF) and are having/getting the F-35.

henra 30th Mar 2022 16:04


Originally Posted by Buster Hyman (Post 11207867)
How many production lines of F-35's are there? Seems to be an awful lot of new customers...could take a while.

I don't know if Vlad' had bought huge amounts of LM stocks... !?
In any case he's due for a nice Christmas Gift by LM this Year and the 'best Salesman of the Year' award.

GlobalNav 30th Mar 2022 16:27


Originally Posted by henra (Post 11207998)
I don't know if Vlad' had bought huge amounts of LM stocks... !?
In any case he's due for a nice Christmas Gift by LM this Year and the 'best Salesman of the Year' award.

I have a few suggestions. 😏


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