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14th Jan 2017, 17:16
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Posted By Maus92

The report mentions that it is expected that...

The report mentions that it is expected that F-35B will exceed its threshold weight numbers when incorporating modifications necessary for version 3F at the end of SDD.
2nd Oct 2016, 22:17
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Posted By Maus92

A 15kt demonstrated crosswind component is a...

A 15kt demonstrated crosswind component is a fairly typical limitation for fixed wing aircraft. It doesn't mean that the aircraft cannot land in crosswind conditions exceeding that number, but a...
24th Sep 2016, 00:25
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Posted By Maus92

Apparently there has been another fire involving...

Apparently there has been another fire involving the F-35A, this time at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho (some earlier? lot aircraft are not affected by the recent grounding order.) Sketchy details atm:...
23rd Sep 2016, 00:29
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Posted By Maus92

The Norwegian test pilot is employed by the...

The Norwegian test pilot is employed by the program, so he does have a stake in the future of the aircraft and that should be taken into account when evaluating his comments and opinions. BTW, his...
20th Sep 2016, 14:01
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Posted By Maus92

KenV writes: E-2D backhaul to the CVG...

KenV writes:



E-2D backhaul to the CVG uses Link-16, and it processes a lot of data for multiple targets. Providing initial and midcourse targeting cues against a single target for the SM-6...
17th Sep 2016, 23:41
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Posted By Maus92

@Hempy: ".... [All] well and good, but all AESA...

@Hempy: ".... [All] well and good, but all AESA equiped gen 4/4.5 aircraft have the same capability, no?"

Yes, although not with MADL - which interestingly enough, is a short-ish range datalink...
27th Aug 2016, 05:29
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Posted By Maus92

Good thing they're not hanging any Sidewinders...

Good thing they're not hanging any Sidewinders off the outboard pylons - might rip a wing off.
24th Aug 2016, 13:49
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Posted By Maus92

There isn't one (a link to the memo.) From the...

There isn't one (a link to the memo.) From the reporting, it appears that a memo was written by the director of DOT&E to the services, but has not been made public. The AvWeek story quotes...
24th Aug 2016, 13:21
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Posted By Maus92

More coverage on the latest DoT&E report / memo: ...

More coverage on the latest DoT&E report / memo:

"A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.ís F-35 jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagonís top tester...
24th Aug 2016, 05:17
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Posted By Maus92

Yup, less spam more oversight.

Yup, less spam more oversight.
24th Aug 2016, 03:48
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Posted By Maus92

Another DOT&E report out: JPO on it. Some...

Another DOT&E report out: JPO on it.

Some additional problem areas have been identified. Gun pod door disrupts airflow on F-35A, introducing aiming errors, gun pods on B & C behind in testing;
...
22nd Aug 2016, 02:37
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Posted By Maus92

The current estimate is $90M for the F-35A at FRP...

The current estimate is $90M for the F-35A at FRP in FY2019. That's up from the $80M estimate a year ago (and JPO titillating us with a possible ~$75M including engine speculation.) The Bravos and...
17th Aug 2016, 17:45
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Posted By Maus92

@KenV "Parroting" by "useful idiots" was...

@KenV

"Parroting" by "useful idiots" was obviously not in reference to test personnel.
17th Aug 2016, 02:40
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Posted By Maus92

The "green glow" was reportedly fixed a while...

The "green glow" was reportedly fixed a while ago, but it turns out they're still working on / evaluating the "fix" - which actually seems to be a workaround contrast adjustment / mode. This is why...
16th Aug 2016, 18:00
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Posted By Maus92

@SanDiego One of the stated purposes of...

@SanDiego

One of the stated purposes of DT-III is to test asymmetric load outs on recovery, unusual approaches, and other non-standardness... So I thinking we'll see whatever weps that are...
3rd Aug 2016, 14:24
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Posted By Maus92

The USAF pronounces IOC for F-35A Block 3I, and...

The USAF pronounces IOC for F-35A Block 3I, and Gen. "Hawk" Carlisle says that he would deploy the jet to Europe or the WP tomorrow if necessary. Unfortunately, the F-35A 3I is functionally...
26th Jul 2016, 18:26
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Posted By Maus92

The logical way forward is to purchase 24-36...

The logical way forward is to purchase 24-36 F/A-18Fs to bolster the immediate needs of the air force, and include the wiring for conversion to the EA variant at a later date. Then conduct a full...
3rd May 2016, 18:15
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Posted By Maus92

@LW - There are photos of Marines with brooms at...

@LW - There are photos of Marines with brooms at the 29 Palms landing area...
2nd May 2016, 19:23
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Posted By Maus92

"The Marine Corps conducted an assessment of...

"The Marine Corps conducted an assessment of F-35B austere site deployed operations at Twentynine Palms, California, from December 8 Ė 16, 2015, with eight F-35B aircraft assigned. The Marines...
2nd May 2016, 14:22
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Posted By Maus92

And another tidbit surfaced in last week's Senate...

And another tidbit surfaced in last week's Senate hearing on the F-35: During the course of the Marines "expeditionary" deployment at 29 Palms, two F-35B jets were downed by FOD. This was not...
29th Apr 2016, 21:25
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Posted By Maus92

@typerated The Navy intends to use its...

@typerated

The Navy intends to use its F-35Cs to replace F/A-18A-D. The Super Hornets and the remaining legacy Hornets will continue to fly all missions until there are sufficient numbers of...
10th Apr 2016, 14:04
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Posted By Maus92

One could reasonably wonder why if the AV-8B and...

One could reasonably wonder why if the AV-8B and MV-22 had known issues with thermal stress on deck (and under deck) structures, why did the America Class require such an extensive redesign (and yard...
2nd Apr 2016, 15:15
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Posted By Maus92

@RR: you might be talking about earlier cracking...

@RR: you might be talking about earlier cracking in a different aircraft - you mention that the aircraft was flown after adressing minor cracking. The F-35C that I'm referencing is a test article...
31st Mar 2016, 03:37
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Posted By Maus92

Some not so good news about the Charlie: Testing...

Some not so good news about the Charlie: Testing was halted back in November after a "small crack" was found in the titanium wing spar, which was downplayed at the time by JPO spokesperson Joe...
29th Mar 2016, 12:54
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Posted By Maus92

The USAF is soliciting the industry wrt low cost...

The USAF is soliciting the industry wrt low cost engine technology for use in expendable air vehicles:

USAF Seeks Industry Wisdom On Disposable UAS Engines | Defense content from Aviation Week...
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