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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 maggio 2021, 10:32

In crescita il numero di F-35 nei reparti dell'Air Force ... 🇺🇸
The F-35A fleet is now the second-largest in the Air Force’s inventory, behind the F-16, surpassing F-15s and A-10s.
There are now 283 Joint Strike Fighters in the Air Force’s arsenal, compared to 281 A-10s, 234 F-15C/Ds, and 218 F-15Es.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. told the House Appropriations defense subcommittee on May 7 the F-35 reached the milestone within the last week.
The Air Force plans to buy 1,763 of the aircraft, and the numbers of jets have been growing at bases inside the continental United States and Alaska.
Jets are expected to start arriving at the first USAF overseas base - RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom - later this year.
Brown told lawmakers the service is still undertaking a study of tactical aviation requirements to determine the right mix of fifth-generation and legacy fighters.

airforcemag.comF-35 Is Now the Air Force’s Second-largest Fighter Fleet

Proseguirà questa tendenza o verranno, in futuro, attuati quei tagli auspicati da taluni politici?

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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 maggio 2021, 10:54

Il rientro a Taranto di Nave Cavour dopo la missione negli Stati Uniti ... video ...



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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 maggio 2021, 15:32

F-35 americani in Francia per partecipare, assieme a Britannici e Francesi, all'esercitazione "Atlantic Trident 2021"...
F-35s and Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, deployed to Europe this week to take part in multiple exercises, including a major France-led air exercise focused on integrating fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft.
The F-35s from the 4th Fighter Squadron touched down at Mont-de-Marsan Air Base, France, on May 10.
The squadron is made up of Active-duty Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing and Reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing.
The base is hosting Atlantic Trident 21, which runs May 17-28, with participants from the U.S., France, and the United Kingdom.
This is the third iteration of the exercise, which will include “complex air operations in a contested multinational joint force environment” ...

airforcemag.comHill F-35s Deploy to France for ‘Atlantic Trident’

Anche qui … usafe.af.milExercise Atlantic Trident 2021

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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 maggio 2021, 10:07

Emergono ora 132 firme di esponenti politici che si oppongono alle critiche recentemente rivolte al velivolo da alcuni colleghi ...
The F-35’s operational success outweighs its readiness and sustainment challenges, it is making progress against those issues, and it is too strategically important not to keep funding, House Armed Services committee member Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Maryland) said at a defense conference.
Speaking at the McAleese FY2022 Defense Programs Conference on May 12, Brown explained that he signed a letter from 132 House lawmakers to the body’s leadership urging full F-35 support because “it’s performing well” in “executing … real-world missions.”
The April 28 letter by the leaders of the Joint Strike Fighter Caucus urged the House leadership to support whatever request the services submit for buying F-35s in fiscal 2022 as well as any that appear on their “unfunded requirements” lists.
The letter was prompted by recent comments from House subcommittee leaders Reps. John Garamendi (D-California) and Donald Norcross (D-New Jersey) that they would oppose adding any F-35s to service requests this year in order to let the sustainment system catch up to the aircraft already in service.
Sustainment rates on the F-35 have been the biggest of several sticking points in the program.

airforcemag.comRep. Brown Explains Support for Full F-35 Buy

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Messaggio da richelieu » 15 maggio 2021, 10:00

Nell'ambito delle intenzioni dell'Air Force di realizzare consistenti tagli ...

airforcemag.comAir Force Wants to Cut 421 Old Fighters, Buy 304 New Ones

... vengono alla luce ora quelli relativi allo F-35 ... al momento solo minacciati ...
The Air Force will propose about a 10 percent cut in its planned F-35 purchases in the upcoming future years defense plan, citing sustainment costs for the jet well above what was expected, and because the service prefers to wait for the more advanced Block 4 model.
Budget talking points obtained by Air Force Magazine appear to show USAF giving the F-35 program an ultimatum: Get costs under control over the next six to eight years or the overall buy will be sharply reduced.
According to the talking points, which were prepared for Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown., Jr., the Air Force plans to request 48 F-35s in Fiscal year 2022, but only 43 aircraft a year from fiscal 2023-2026.
The result will be a FYDP buy of 220 jets versus 240 under the previous plan.

airforcemag.comUSAF to Cut F-35 Buy in Future Years Defense Plan

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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 maggio 2021, 1:04

Messaggio trasferito ad altra discussione ... con la presente non c'entrava niente ...

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F-15E Strike Eagle & F-15EX Eagle II ... i battistrada del Lightning II ...
At its Northern Edge 21 exercises in Alaska, the US Air Force (USAF) tested the Boeing F-15 conducting an electronic attack to clear a path for a Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter.
The test reveals how the USAF may use its legacy fleet of F-15E Strike Eagles, as well as its new F-15EX Eagle IIs, in coordination with its stealth aircraft for air strikes deep into enemy territory.
The F-15 used the BAE Systems ALQ-250 Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS).
The demonstration, which took place on 14 May, was done to help evaluate a tactic improvement proposal that came out of the service’s annual Weapons and Tactics Conference, the USAF said on 17 May.
The tactic is part of an effort to minimise “the F-35’s emissions to get closer to the adversary”, the service says.
Electronic emissions would betray the stealth aircraft’s location.

flightglobal.comUS Air Force tests using F-15’s EPAWSS to clear path for F-35

Anche qui … defbrief.comHere is everything the US Air Force tested during Northern Edge 21

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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 maggio 2021, 9:28

Nonostante tutto ... nel 2020 i risultati, rispetto al 2019, sono stati incoraggianti ... :thumbleft:
The Air Force’s fighter fleet, led by the F-35A, turned in a better overall mission capable rate in 2020, even with limitations imposed by the pandemic, than it did in 2019, according to figures provided to Air Force Magazine.
The F-35’s MC rates soared, and rates even improved for the F-15C, which the Air Force is anxious to divest because of its age.
The F-15E’s MC rate declined, however.
“Mission capable” rates describe the percentage of jets in the inventory that are ready and available to do at least one of their assigned missions over a period of time.
“Full mission capable” is a measure of how many aircraft in a fleet are ready to do their full complement of missions over that period.
The F-35A’s mission capable rate leaped from 61.6 percent in fiscal ’19 to 76.07 percent in FY ’20, according to Air Force figures.

airforcemag.comMost USAF Fighter Mission Capable Rates Rise in Fiscal 2020, Led by F-35

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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 giugno 2021, 0:36

"Falcon Strike 21" ... F-35 statunitensi, britannici, israeliani e italiani partecipano ad una delle più importanti esercitazioni multi-nazionali di questi ultimi anni ...
F-35s from four nations are coming together in a large-scale exercise in Italy, during which the fifth-generation fighters will fly alongside several other fourth-generation jets.
USAF F-35s from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and F-16s from Aviano Air Base, Italy, are flying in exercise Falcon Strike 21 at Amendola Air Base, Italy, from June 7-15.
They will join U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs, along with F-35As and F-35Bs from the Italian Air Force, F-35Bs from the United Kingdom Royal Air Force, and F-35Is from the Israeli Air Force.
Additional participating aircraft include the Italian Gulfstream G550, F-2000 Eurofighter Typhoon, Panavia Tornado, AMX International aircraft, Alenia Aermacchi T-346, and MQ-1s.

airforcemag.comF-35s from Four Nations Integrate in Italian Exercise

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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 giugno 2021, 23:39

L'Aeronautica Militare ringrazia ... la pandemia ... :eeeek:
The Italian Air Force is getting its money’s worth out of its single F-35B jet.
The jet made a short landing Tuesday on the Italian island of Pantelleria to join a British Royal Air Force F-35B.
The two Joint Strike Fighters practiced fast ground refueling from a parked C-130J, marking the first time F-35Bs from Italy and the U.K. have trained together.
The British jet had flown in from the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is steaming past the island on a flag-flying mission to the Asia-Pacific region.
The Italian F-35B arrived on Pantelleria, a tiny speck in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, for the second time as it tests Italy’s plan to deploy the type to advance bases with very short runways.
And it is all thanks to COVID-19.
After rolling off Italy’s F-35 final assembly line, the Air Force’s first and so far only “B” model was due to fly to the U.S. for pilot training in February 2020, but was stuck in Italy because of pandemic-related restrictions.
According to officials, things have worked out just fine.
“Because of the pandemic ... it stayed in Italy, and in a year we have acquired notable experience, including on maintenance, qualifying technicians, and achieved a series of certifications allowing activities like today,” said Gen. Gianni Candotti, the Italian Air Force’s operational commander.
“Partnering is absolutely important in Europe where we and the British use the F-35B, and we exploring [additional] opportunities to exercise together.”

defensenews.comItalian, British F-35B jets train together for first time, all thanks to the pandemic

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Messaggio da Maxx » 11 giugno 2021, 9:50

https://video.repubblica.it/mondo/sfida ... 9-P3-S3-T1

Nell'esprimere il più totale disprezzo per chi ha montato la musica su questo video, cosa se ne capisce (dal video, non dalla musica)?

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Maxx ha scritto:
11 giugno 2021, 9:50
https://video.repubblica.it/mondo/sfida ... 9-P3-S3-T1

Nell'esprimere il più totale disprezzo per chi ha montato la musica su questo video, cosa se ne capisce (dal video, non dalla musica)?

L'incontro ravvicinato ... qualche ulteriore informazione ... nonché considerazioni e ipotesi ...

theaviationist.comRussian Su-30SM and Italian F-35As Had Their First Close Encounter Over The Baltic Sea

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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 giugno 2021, 10:33

L'Aeronautica Militare comunica ...
Lo scorso 8 giugno, presso il Distaccamento Aeroportuale di Pantelleria, ha avuto luogo una specifica attività di addestramento focalizzata sulla capacità expeditionary dell'Aeronautica Militare, che ha visto coinvolti un F-35B del 32° Stormo di Amendola ed uno della Royal Air Force, decollato dalla portaerei Queen Elizabeth, inserita temporaneamente nel contesto esercitativo ed in navigazione nel Mar Mediterraneo.
I due assetti, dopo l'atterraggio, hanno effettuato un'attività di rifornimento a terra a motori accesi, in gergo tecnico "hot-pit", da un KC-130J della 46ª Brigata Aerea di Pisa equipaggiato con sistema ALARP (Air Landed Aircraft Refuelling Point) ed operato dal personale del 3° Stormo di Villafranca (VR).

aeronautica.difesa.itAERONAUTICA: CONTINUA L’ESERCITAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE DI 5ª GENERAZIONE “FALCON STRIKE 2021”

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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 giugno 2021, 11:21

Ritardi delle consegne dovuti alla pandemia e problemi relativi ai tempi di recupero ...
Continuing delays from COVID-19 disruptions mean it will take longer than expected to make up the backlog of F-35 jets stemming from the pandemic, said Bridget Lauderdale, Lockheed Martin’s vice president and general manager for the fighter.
Lauderdale told reporters visiting the company’s Fort Worth, Texas, F-35 production line June 10 that while “you may have heard” that it will take “a couple of years” to get back on pre-COVID delivery schedules, the actual recovery timeline is not decided and is still being discussed with the Joint Program Office and international F-35 partners.
She said 120 F-35s were delivered in 2020 - 22 shy of the planned number - and the company expects it will deliver “between 133 and 139” of the fighters in 2021.
Lockheed Chief Financial Officer Kenneth R. Possenriede told a brokerage conference June 4 that Lockheed is ramping up to deliver 169 F-35s in fiscal 2022, but Lauderdale said that number was based on an out-of-date evaluation of COVID impacts.
“The number he used this week was based on a recovery assessment made last summer,” Lauderdale said.
“As we were entering the first handful of months of COVID, there was a deliver recovery assessment made, … but certainly it did not anticipate we would be continuing in the pandemic and continue to be disrupted into 2021.”
Pre-pandemic plans called for 155 F-35s to be produced in 2021.


airforcemag.comF-35 Production Will Take Longer than Expected to Recover from COVID

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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 giugno 2021, 10:10

A domanda ... risponde ...
John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, asked via a written Parliamentary question:
“To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 56 of the Defence in a competitive age Command Paper, CP411, how many more UK weapons will be integrated onto the Lightning II aircraft; and which regions in the UK will benefit from that decision.”

ukdefencejournal.org.ukHow many UK weapons will be integrated onto the F-35?

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 giugno 2021, 0:01

F-35B ... per la Marina ora fanno tre ...
Dopo una lunga attesa, nel tardo pomeriggio odierno ha compiuto il battesimo dell’aria il quarto Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II. versione STOVL a decollo corto ed atterraggio verticale, ordinato dalla Difesa Italiana ed assegnato alla Marina Militare.
Il primo volo, maiden flight, del terzo velivolo modello “Bravo” destinato all’Aviazione della Marina Militare e serializzato 4-03, si è svolto come di consueto con l’ausilio di un Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon dell’Aeronautica Militare.
Sono così 18 gli aerei di quinta generazione prodotti dallo stabilimento novarese di Cameri, oltre alle 10 macchine già consegnate alla Reale Aeronautica Olandese.

aviation-report.comPrimo volo per il quarto F-35B italiano, il terzo assegnato alla Marina Militare

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 giugno 2021, 9:40

F-35 ... la situazione al 1^ Giugno ...

f35.comF-35 Lightning II Program Status and Fast Facts

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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 luglio 2021, 1:06

Nave Cavour ... prossimo l'imbarco di un F-35B ...
The Italian Navy aircraft carrier Cavour will receive its first F-35B this month after the vessel started certification work in the U.S. earlier this year to host the aircraft.
The fighter jet is undergoing final checks at the Cameri air base in Italy, home to the country’s F-35 final assembly and checkout facility, which is due to turn out 90 F-35s for Italy, including 30 F-35Bs.
“The test flights have been completed, so within a few days [the aircraft] will be available for the Navy to collect and it will [be] delivered directly to the Cavour,” said Rear Adm. Dino Torresi, the head of the Navy’s air operations.
The Navy previously took delivery of two other F-35Bs, which were sent to the U.S. to join a training program for pilots and technical personnel.
The new delivery makes it three out of a final order of 15 aircraft for the Navy.

defensenews.comItalian Navy aircraft carrier to get first F-35B ‘within a few days’

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Messaggio da airplane » 7 luglio 2021, 15:14

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>Voglio dire qualcosa sul F-35
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Dopo 2 decenni e molti soldi impiegati, da quel che si vede ora, sulla portaerei, l’aereo F-35 STOVL
effettua “onorevoli short TO e altrettanti vertical Landing”

Ovviamente questo vuol dire che sono stati risolti molti vecchi problemi; la stessa cosa
si può dire anche per l’aereo F-35 Catobar.

"Io ho molta fiducia sulla Nostra Leonardo e l’ingegno Italiano” spero che si riesca a fare molto di più,
ad esempio sul PCD per “far sentire il pilota un pilota”.

“Ovviamente,come si sa,
non ci saranno più cockpit tipo AV8Bplus”.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 15 luglio 2021, 17:07

Una prospettiva futura ... F-35B italiani imbarcati sulla Queen Elizabeth ...
The idea is that the U.K. could continue cross-decking with other countries that also have F-35s, like Italy.
Wallace (*) said he recently met with his Italian counterpart and that Italy is eager to attain its F-35 certifications.
“The whole point of it is it’s a carrier that will interoperate very well with F-35Bs. And that’s what we’re working on together and the Italians are incredibly keen to sort of get certified, or verified – whatever the term is – to use it. I think that’s the plan is that first of all, for us, it’ll be as much a NATO asset,” he said.

news.usni.orgU.K. Welcomes Chance to Put British F-35Bs on American Warships

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Messaggio da richelieu » 15 luglio 2021, 23:46

Ogni giorno una nuova !!! :scratch:
More than 40 F-35s across the U.S. Air Force are currently without engines according to the most recent data, top officials told Congress on July 13.
Speaking before the House Armed Services subcommittee on tactical air and land forces, acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Darlene Costello said 41 of the fifth-generation fighters don’t have an engine due to maintenance issues, while 56 F135 power modules are currently being repaired at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
There are 272 F-35A jets in the Air Force’s inventory, meaning nearly 15 percent are without an engine.
Lt. Gen. Eric T. Fick, F-35 program executive officer, confirmed Costello’s numbers while noting that the exact number can be calculated in different ways.

airforcemag.comMore than 40 F-35s Without Engines, Air Force Leaders Say

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I problemi?
Ci sono.
Ma il Pentagono preferisce mantenere il segreto sui loro dettagli ...
As the F-35 program inches its way through operational testing, the number of critical technical deficiencies is slowly dwindling, dropping from 11 critical deficiencies in January to seven in July.
However, the exact nature of these problems will remain unknown to the public, even when the deficiency itself is not classified.
The F-35 Joint Program Office declined to characterize the fighter jet’s remaining seven critical deficiencies, but said in a statement that it has identified and tested fixes for each problem.
“Details of [deficiencies] - even unclassified [deficiencies] - are not publicly releasable because the information is operationally sensitive, and its release could be detrimental to U.S. and international war fighters operating F-35s worldwide,” said F-35 JPO spokeswoman Laura Seal.
Seal noted that all remaining critical deficiencies are classified as category 1B issues, which represent a “critical impact on mission readiness.”
The more serious category 1A problems indicate a risk to the operator’s life.
Lockheed Martin also declined to issue additional details on the deficiencies.

defensenews.comThe number of major F-35 flaws is shrinking, but the Pentagon is keeping details of the problems under wraps

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Messaggio da Valerio Ricciardi » 17 luglio 2021, 11:00



chiaro e dettagliato

Da seguire con attenzione sino in fondo, senza prendere per oro colato ogni singola frase ovviamente e con la dovuta diffidenza...

anche perché chi parla è dichiaratamente un "fan" del Rafale

...però... :roll:
"The curve is flattening: we can start lifting restrictions now" = "The parachute has slowed our rate of descent: we can take it off now!"
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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 luglio 2021, 0:58

Il sistema "Joint Precision Approach and Landing System" di Raytheon Intelligence & Space è stato felicemente testato su nave Cavour e HMS Queen Elizabeth ...

Immagine
“JPALS can help get aircrews on the deck safely,” said CJ Jaynes, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral and executive technical adviser for JPALS with RI&S.
“The system is precise, down to centimeters.”
JPALS was recently deployed for the first time on two international aircraft carriers: the Italian ITS Cavour and the UK’s HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Both deployment tests were successful, and the inclusion of JPALS supports both navies to safely land their F-35s on deck in even the most severe conditions.

raytheonintelligenceandspace.comLanding fighters with precision
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Il Giappone ha scelto dove dislocare gli F-35B ...
Japan’s defense minister has confirmed that the U.S. ally will base its Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II Short Take off and Vertical Landing or STOVL fighter jets at the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands.
Nobuo Kishi, the Japanese minister of defense, said July 16 that the Japan Air Self-Defense Force or JASDF base of Nyutabaru on the east coast of the island of Kyushu was “the best fit” to deploy the stealthy fifth-generation fighter.
The base is currently home to an operational and a training squadron of JASDF Mitsubishi F-15J/DJ Eagle interceptors, and is the southernmost JASDF combat base on Japan’s main islands.
He also revealed that the deployment of the F-35B to Nyutabaru will begin in the 2025 fiscal year with six aircraft.
An additional two aircraft will arrive in the following year. Japan’s fiscal year runs from the 1st of April to the 30th of March of the following year.

defensenews.comHow Japan chose where to base its F-35s

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Un programma segreto di LM sta avendo ripercussioni sui costi e sui tempi di consegna degli F-35 ...
Lockheed Martin took a $225 million loss on a classified developmental aeronautics program, company officers disclosed in a July 26 second-quarter results call with reporters, but the program is moving forward, and the company expects it to enter production.
Company officers also said the unit cost of the F-35A will likely go up in the next lot contract and that the program will be “rebaselined” over the next couple years with a more stretched-out delivery schedule, and signaled a phase-out to the U-2 spyplane.
They also said they expect to close out any Federal Trade Commission concerns and conclude their planned acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne, announced last December, by the end of this year.
The charge on the classified program came after a May “deep dive” with government and company auditors, Lockheed Martin Chief Financial Officer Kenneth R. Possenriede said during the earnings call.
About 40 percent of the cost of the secret project has already been spent, he noted, with the remainder “embedded in the new estimate to complete” the program.

airforcemag.comLockheed Martin Takes $225 Million Loss on Secret Aeronautics Program

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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 agosto 2021, 9:52

Primo appontaggio di un F-35B della Marina Militare su nave Cavour ...



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Ulteriori dettagli ...
Oggi è stato consegnato alla Marina Militare il primo caccia stealth di quinta generazione F-35B destinato a bordo della portaerei Cavour che quest’anno negli Stati Uniti ha ricevuto la certificazione ad operare con i velivoli di quinta generazione della Lockheed Martin.
A bordo della portaerei Cavour in navigazione è appontato per la prima volta un F-35B della Marina Militare, dopo l’attività di prova e certificazione effettuata con i velivoli statunitensi durante la campagna “Ready for Operations” (RFO) conclusa a fine aprile di quest’anno.
Si tratta del terzo F-35B assegnato alla Marina Militare e appena ritirato dallo stabilimento di assemblaggio FACO di Cameri, mentre i due precedenti si trovano negli Stati Uniti per supportare l’addestramento dei piloti della Forza Armata.

aviation-report.comPrimo appontaggio di un F-35B della Marina Militare sulla portaerei Cavour

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