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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 agosto 2015, 13:44

Il Pentagono ..... smentisce .....
The Pentagon is not conducting a formal review of F-35 planned procurement numbers, a spokesman said Tuesday, despite comments by the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that indicate otherwise.
In written testimony for his nomination hearing last month, Gen. Joe Dunford seemed to signal that a review of the total projected buy of the F-35 — 2,443 in total, spread across three models for the Air Force, Marines and Navy — was underway.
Fonte ..... "Pentagon Denies F-35 Numbers Review" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /32354831/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 agosto 2015, 14:01

E in Russia ..... si corre ai ripari .....
..... the UAV has been designed to detect stealth aircraft in the same vein as China’s ambitious “Divine Eagle” project, which he claims is based on technology “borrowed” from Russia and the USA.
Such aircraft aim to detect low-observable US combat aircraft using X-band and UHF radars, specifically the Lockheed Martin F-22 and F-35 and Northrop Grumman B-2.
Fonte ..... "MAKS: Is Russia developing an F-35-hunting UAV?" .....
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... av-416065/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 agosto 2015, 11:23

Alla fine ..... i manutentori sono riusciti a trovarli .....
Building an F-35 Maintenance Force .....

Brian Everstine (08/28/2015)

The Air Force got enough maintainers in place to meet the initial operating capability deadline for the F-35 by moving A-10s to backup status, transferring some Active Duty maintainers out of association units, contracting one maintenance unit, and converting some airmen to the F-35 from the F-16, USAF spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told Air Force Magazine.
The Air Force previously said it would not have enough airmen to meet the IOC date of August 2016 if it could not proceed with its plan to retire the A-10, but after Congress blocked the bulk of that move in the Fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the service was able to move 18 A-10s to backup inventory status, which freed up some maintainers, Stefanek said.
To add more, USAF moved some Active Duty ​airmen from association units with Guard and Reserve, along with contracting out the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Luke AFB, Ariz., and converted F-16 maintainers at Hill AFB, Utah, earlier than planned.
The Air Force plans to meet IOC with the units at Hill.
However, future operational units at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and RAF Lakenheath, England, mean the service will still need more maintainers to meet the 2022 deadline for full operational capability, she noted.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 agosto 2015, 18:00

Ultimi ritocchi .....
First Norwegian F-35 Close to Completion .....

(08/28/2015)

The first F-35 for Norway is in the final stages of production, Lockheed Martin said in a press release .....
https://www.f35.com/news/detail/first-f ... production
The fighter, known as AM-1, left the main F-35 production facility on Aug. 19 and moved to the aircraft final finishes facility for its stealth coating.
It will go through a series of functional fuel system checks and operational ground checks before its first flight, and is slated to be assigned to Luke AFB, Ariz., later this year, as part of the Air Force’s pilot training program for US and international pilots.
AM-1 is the first of four Norwegian F-35s in production at the Lockheed Martin facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
The country first authorized the purchase of a Joint Strike Fighter in 2012, marking the first time in three decades Norway ordered new combat aircraft for its armed forces.
Fonte ..... il 'Daily report' dell' AFA .....

F-35 Partnership ..... https://www.f35.com/global/participation/norway
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 agosto 2015, 18:13

Una 'brochure' informativa di LM.....

'F-35 LIGHTNING II - Posti di lavoro e sicurezza per il futuo (sic) dell' Italia' .....
https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/docu ... talian.pdf

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richelieu ha scritto:Gli Olandesi all' opera .....
Dutch F-35s Conduct Operational Testing at Edwards .....

Arie Church (08/24/2015)

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs are flying two weeks of combat trials, testing their interoperability with the RNLAF's F-16s, KDC-10 tanker, and allied aircraft at Edwards AFB, Calif.
The two Dutch F-35s are conducting operational tests to evaluate how the aircraft integrates with current platforms in both offensive and defensive counter-air and ground-attack missions, according to an Aug. 20 Defense Ministry release.

Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....

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I risultati sono stati incoraggianti .....
Two weeks of joint testing of the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet at a California air base by the Royal Netherlands Air Force showed that the new stealthy jets are able to share a significant amount of data with older warplanes, the pilot in charge of Dutch F-35 testing told Reuters.
Colonel Albert De Smit, commander of the Netherlands operational test detachment, said the testing sought to validate that the new fifth-generation F-35s could share useable data with older F-16s and aerial refueling aircraft via the Link 16 system.
Fonte ..... "Tests show F-35s can share data with older aircraft" .....
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/ ... 0720150828
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Messaggio da richelieu » 31 agosto 2015, 14:44

Il Ministero della Difesa olandese ha diffuso un video .....

"Jachtvliegers pionieren in de VS" .....

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Messaggio da Lampo 13 » 1 settembre 2015, 17:56

Ormai con tutti miliardi di dollari spesi non possono proprio lasciar perdere...
che sarebbe l'unica cosa logica da fare!

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Messaggio da Gliding Bricola » 1 settembre 2015, 18:24

giragyro ha scritto:altra tegola sul programma F35

http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/08/f-35- ... +Red+Baron
Azz..
Mentre leggevo del Fokker Dr I era venuto in mente anche a me il test con Snoopy :drunken: .
Già fatto! Peccato!
Vediamo un pò come si mette con l'A-10.
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Se l'uomo fosse stato creato per volare avrebbe avuto più soldi!

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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 settembre 2015, 10:50

Mentre vengono assegnati fondi per l' aggiornamento 'Block 3F' .....
F-35 Block 3F Funds Awarded .....

Marc V. Schanz (09/03/2015)

Lockheed Martin received a $311.4 million contract for the F-35 program’s Block 3F upgrade - the planned all-up configuration - which will be performed on Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and British variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, according to a Sept. 1 contract announcement .....
NAVY - Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $311,399,980 contract for undefinitized delivery order 5503 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the F-35 Lighting II Block 3F upgrade for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and the government of the United Kingdom.
This order procures retrofit modification hardware necessary for the Block 3F upgrades, as well as engineering tasks supporting modification kit installation.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (90 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2021.
Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps, and Air Force); fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force); fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force); and Joint Strike Fighter Partner funds in the amount of $84,064,987 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
This contract combines purchase for the Air Force ($142,699,986; 46 percent); Marine Corps ($86,199,996; 27 percent); Navy ($61,000,000; 20 percent); and the government of the United Kingdom $21,499,998; 7 percent).
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The “undefinitized delivery order,” made against another ordering agreement for the four customers, is to purchase “retrofit modification hardware” needed for Block 3F upgrades, and engineering support for kit installations at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, Texas, facility and at a facility in Baltimore, Md. Naval Air Systems Command at NAS Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting authority.
Work on the modifications is expected to last until September 2021.
The contract is a combination purchase for the four customers, with the largest portions going to USAF (approximately $142.7 million of the contract) and the Marine Corps (approximately $86.2 million).
Earlier this year, a senior USAF official noted some capabilities planned for the Block 3F full configuration of the fighter will move to the Block 4 update, which will be fielded between 2019 and 2025.
The Marine Corps declared initial operational capability for its F-35B variant in early August with the 2B software configuration, which provides initial combat capability.
The Air Force will declare IOC with the 3i software in 2016, which provides the same capabilities as the Marine Corps' Block 2B, but includes an upgraded processor and the "gen 3" helmet, F-35 Executive Vice President Lorraine Martin said in June.
..... I primi F-35A dell' USAF raggiungono la Hill AFB .....
Hill Gets First F-35s .....

(09/03/2015)

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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft passes under a water arch at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 2, 2015.
The jet and another F-35A, the first of the Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter aircraft to arrive at the base, were delivered by Col. David Lyons, 388th Fighter Wing commander, and Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, 34th Fighter Squadron director of operations.
The rest of the fleet of up to 72 F-35s will be coming in on a staggered basis through 2019.
The 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill were selected as the first Air Force units to fly combat-coded F-35s.
(U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw/Released)


The first F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to Hill AFB, Utah, touched down at the base this week.
Airframes AF-77 and AF-78, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve Command associate 419th FW, were delivered Sept. 2, Hill officials announced .....
http://www.hill.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123457549
“The F-35A Lightning II represents the future of tactical aviation for the United States and our allies,” said Col. David Lyons, 388th FW commander, who delivered one of the aircraft.
"We’re excited to usher in a new era of combat capability for the Air Force.”
Hill is slated to receive a total of 72 F-35As by 2019, becoming the Air Force's first combat coded Lightning II unit when the jets reach initial operational capability, targeted for the latter part of next year.
Hill, which is the fifth Air Force and 10th overall base to receive the Joint Strike Fighter, activated the 34th Fighter Squadron as its first dedicated​ F-35A squadron earlier this summer, and plans to have at least 15 aircraft there by next summer.
Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 program general manager, said the F-35 “provides the USAF and international partners a decisive edge over its adversaries," according to a Lockeed Martin release .....
http://www.airforcemag.com/DRArchive/Do ... 15hill.pdf
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da Maxx » 3 settembre 2015, 10:54

Qualche giorno fa sbirciavo su Wikipedia la pagina dell'AM. Ho notato che tra gli aerei in servizio è riportato anche un F-35! Mi pare molto strano.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 settembre 2015, 11:10

Maxx ha scritto:Qualche giorno fa sbirciavo su Wikipedia la pagina dell'AM.
Ho notato che tra gli aerei in servizio è riportato anche un F-35!
Mi pare molto strano.

E tu ti fidi ancora di Wikipedia in italiano ?
Viene addirittura segnalato anche un F-35B in servizio nella MM ..... #-o
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeronauti ... ili_in_uso

Sino ad ora è stato prodotto in Italia un solo esemplare ..... il cui primo volo è previsto in Ottobre ..... successivamente si terranno le cerimonie ufficiali di consegna .....
From the start of September, software will be loaded onto the aircraft, Palmer said, before the first flight takes place in the first or second week of October.
Customer F-35 acceptance flights at the Cameri, Italy, final assembly line, will always be executed by Defense Contract Management Agency pilots, Lockheed said.
Both of the first two Italian pilots to train on the F-35 in the US will be test pilots and will return to Italy.
After the test flights, AL-1 will return to the aircraft final finishes building for any touch-ups required at the end of November before official delivery takes place in December.
"Since our contract is with the US government, the plane is officially delivered to them, and then immediately on to the Italian government," Palmer said.

Fonte ..... "Italy Plans First F-35 Flight in October" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /71037536/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 settembre 2015, 17:29

Secondo questa fonte ..... http://www.formiche.net/2015/09/07/prim ... meri-f-35/ ..... il primo F-35A prodotto in Italia avrebbe effettuato il volo inaugurale .....
Per ora la notizia non viene confermata dai principali media .....

P.S. ..... mi è appena arrivata la mail da "The Aviationist" .....

"Exclusive Photos: The First Ever F-35 assembled internationally makes maiden flight" .....
http://theaviationist.com/2015/09/07/fi ... um=twitter
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 settembre 2015, 17:48

Quel codice '32-01' ..... mi pareva di averlo già visto ..... da qualche altra parte ..... :mrgreen:

Immagine

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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 7 settembre 2015, 17:56

Quindi il primo JSF a fare la traversata atlantica sarà questo, visto che gli americani hanno rinunciato per 2 anni a portare i loro esemplari a farnborough e a fairford? :bom:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 settembre 2015, 18:00

MatteF88 ha scritto:Quindi il primo JSF a fare la traversata atlantica sarà questo, visto che gli americani hanno rinunciato per 2 anni a portare i loro esemplari a farnborough e a fairford? :bom:
A quanto pare ..... si sono degnati di lasciarci almeno questo record ..... :lol:

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Messaggio da giragyro » 7 settembre 2015, 22:29

dai , di record noi italici ne deteniamo ancora qualcuno. record di altitudine raggiunta da un aereo propulso da motore a pistoni con pilota umano a bordo , idrovolante più veloce al mondo con motore a pistoni ....sono vecchiotti ma ancora validi :-)
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 settembre 2015, 23:03

Le lodi di LM .....
“The first flight of AL-1 is a monumental achievement thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi and Lockheed Martin teammates,” said Lorraine Martin, Lockheed Martin F-35 Program General Manager.
“Italy’s ‘primo volo’ (first flight) sets a firm foundation for Italy’s F-35 program and future opportunities for the Cameri FACO. My heartfelt congratulations to all who worked tirelessly to bring us to this major international program milestone.”
Fonte ..... "Italy’s F-35A Flies Inaugural European Flight" .....
https://www.f35.com/news/detail/italys- ... ean-flight
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 0:04

E il generale Preziosa ..... :salute:
..... abbracciò il pilota collaudatore ..... :love4:

Video .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 8:24

Israele & F-35 ..... manutenzione & eventuali modifiche ..... LM lancia l' altolà .....
The Israelis have an ability to do some unique things.
But anything wholesale that would impact the design or capabilities driving all the airplanes for all the countries would have to be done by consensual agreement.
Fonte ..... "Lockheed Worried about IDF Unauthorized ‘Modifications’ in F-35" .....
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breakin ... 015/09/06/

Nel testo viene citato un articolo apparso su 'DefenseNews' ..... che riporto .....

"Eyeing Iran, Israel Readies for Stealth Strike Fighter" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /71608464/
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 9:09

Primo volo .....

Con calma ..... è finalmente uscito il comunicato, in verità autocelebrativo, di Finmeccanica .....

http://www.finmeccanica.com/-/volo-prim ... first-f-35

..... che, in pratica, non dice niente ..... :wallb:

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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 11:22

Per l'immediato futuro .....
Altri test sono previsti nelle prossime settimane, quando l'aereo verrà sottoposto alle ultime regolazioni e sarà quindi pronto per la consegna.
Ad inizio 2016 dovrebbe essere pronto anche il secondo F-35.
Entrambi i velivoli attraverseranno poi l’Atlantico per arrivare in Arizona, dove verranno utilizzati per l'addestramento dei piloti italiani.
Fonte ..... "F-35: battesimo dell’aria per il primo caccia made in Italy" .....
http://www.ilsole24ore.com/art/notizie/ ... fresh_ce=1

Come ha fatto osservare MatteF88 ..... si tratterà dunque della prima traversata atlantica in assoluto per aerei di questo tipo .....
Sarà interessante sapere con quali modalità verrà intrapreso il volo di trasferimento ..... se a tappe o direttamente senza scalo con rifornimenti in volo che verranno effettuati dai KC-767A dell' AMI ..... i cui equipaggi si stavano addestrando recentemente negli USA .....

"First International Tanker Refuels F-35 Lightning II " ..... https://www.f35.com/news/detail/first-i ... ghtning-ii
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 settembre 2015, 20:27

Primo volo ..... qualche commento estero .....

"First flight success for Italian-assembled F-35" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 35-416471/

"F-35 Soars Over Italy, First Time Outside the US" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /71866044/

"Le premier F-35 "Made in Italy" prend son envol" .....
http://www.air-cosmos.com/le-premier-f- ... nvol-42803
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A proposito della futura trasvolata .....
“For the [Italian Ministry of Defence], their intent is to deploy those aircraft to the United States in the first quarter of 2016, probably trailing behind an Italian 767,” Lockheed’s director of Italian F-35 business development, Robert Dooley, said during a conference call 8 September.
Fonte ..... "Italian tankers could support first F-35 transatlantic crossing" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... nt-416519/
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Messaggio da classezara » 8 settembre 2015, 23:30

Si prova a fare il punto sullo sviluppo.
http://www.analisidifesa.it/2015/09/lf- ... o-di-dire/

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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 settembre 2015, 11:11

Dopo il primo volo ..... parla il pilota .....
“This isn’t the first time this team has performed the first flight of a new aircraft, but it is the first time this great aircraft has been built and flown outside of the U.S., and that is something very special for all involved,” he said.
“It’s our job to approach this like any other flight – calmly and professionally.”
Fonte ..... "Piloting the F-35’s First-Ever International Flight" .....
https://www.f35.com/news/detail/pilotin ... nal-flight


Immagine
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 settembre 2015, 11:13

classezara ha scritto:Si prova a fare il punto sullo sviluppo .....
http://www.analisidifesa.it/2015/09/lf- ... o-di-dire/
..... magari aprendo l'articolo con una foto del Raptor .....

Immagine

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Messaggio da MatteF88 » 9 settembre 2015, 13:08

richelieu ha scritto: ..... magari aprendo l'articolo con una foto del Raptor .....

Immagine

:blackeye:


#-o

per fortuna che si chiama analisi difesa...

Sarà stato un "errore di sbaglio" dato dall'emozione per il primo volo... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Il generalissimo si accorge che i nodi della tanto decantata 'concurrency' stanno venendo al pettine .....
Balancing F-35 Modifications, Training .....

Jennifer Hlad (09/10/2015)

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​Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, Va., speaks to airmen and civilian employees who work on the F-35A at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 27, 2015.
(Air Force photo by SSgt. Siuta B. Ika.)


The Air Force’s F-35s need a number of modifications before they are combat ready, but the biggest problem the Joint Strike Fighter program is having is finding ways to get the aircraft modified while still training enough pilots to be ready once initial operational capability is declared, the F-35 program office’s executive officer said Sept. 9.
By 2019, there will be 493 F-35s out in the field, and every single one of them will need modifications, said Lt. G​en. Christopher Bogdan .....
http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/D ... ogdan.aspx
Still, the biggest constraint, other than the enormous cost, is the time it takes for the aircraft to get the needed updates, he said.
Speaking at the ComDef conference in Washington, D.C., Bogdan said the F-35 program has moved beyond “slow and steady progress” and is now “rapidly accelerating and growing” as it approaches a “pivot point” between the big development phase and the follow-on development program.
The Air Force is slated to declare IOC by Aug. 1, 2016, Bodgan said.
..... e, nel frattempo, tenta di sfatare qualche mito .....
JSF “Myth Busting” .....

Jennifer Hlad (09/10/2015)

The program executive officer for the F-35 joint program office shot down some “myths” about the Joint Strike Fighter program Sept. 9 during a speech in Washington, D.C.
While most news reports about the program mention cost overruns, the last time the office added money to the development program was in 2010, said Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, who said he hasn’t asked for “a single penny” since then - and doesn’t intend to.
Additionally, he said, while estimating the costs for everything related to the F-35 program for the next 50 years is “a mighty sketchy endeavor,” the program has seen a decrease in the estimated operations and sustainment costs of about 13 percent in the last three years and expects that trend to continue.
Bogdan also addressed reports that the F-35 lost in a dogfight to an F-16, saying that while the F-16 and A-10 are “awesome … they will not survive in the future battle space.”
Those aircraft can’t do some of the missions the F-35 has been designed to do, or what the services want the aircraft to do, he said, using the analogy of an Olympic decathlete racing an Olympic sprinter in the 100-meter dash.
“That’s not what we should measure the F-35 on,” Bogdan said.
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LM ha perfezionato il sistema 'EOTS' .....

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Lockheed Martin has announced an improved version of its electro-optical targeting system for the F-35, called Advanced EOTS, just months after the long-delayed fifth-generation fighter was declared fit for combat with the Marine Corps.
The new sensor developed internally by Lockheed is similarly sized and shaped to fit neatly into the same forward undercarriage position on the F-35, and the first prototype is expected next year.
Fonte ..... "Lockheed reveals Advanced EOTS targeting sensor for F-35 Block 4" .....
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DefenseNews ..... alla luce delle dichiarazioni di Bogdan ..... fa il punto sul problema degli aggiornamenti .....

"At Crossroads, F-35 Still Faces Challenges" .....
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Mentre Northrop Grumman accelera i tempi di produzione .....
Northrop Grumman says it is increasing the production tempo of F-35 centre fuselages, with deliveries to the manufacturer Lockheed Martin quickening from one unit every four work days to one every three.
Once the new schedule is fully implemented, Northrop will have shaved one-and-a-half months off the time it takes to produce the complex piece of military hardware from 11.5 months to 10.
Fonte ..... "Northrop turns up F-35 centre fuselage production tempo" .....
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..... dagli Stati Uniti arrivano ulteriori dettagli sullo stato delle operazioni di certificazione degli equipaggi dei KC-767A dell' AMI .....
"Overall, we are pretty satisfied with the campaign since we are nearing the end of full certification. We are really happy to be the first international tanker to be certified with the F-35. This is truly a historic milestone for the Italian Air Force," added De Michele.
With these specific tests, De Michele highlighted the Italian tanker's incorporation of a new concept of refueling, called a remote vision system, which involves boom operators looking through a helmet-mounted display.

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An Italian Air Force boom operator looks through a helmet-mounted display, which displays three-dimensional imagery of the boom, while refueling an F-35A during a sortie Sept. 2.
Boom operators onboard the Italian AF KC-767A tanker use a remote vision system, which consists of two stereoscopic cameras on the bottom of the tanker, in order to refuel.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)

Fonte ..... "F-35 ITF and Italian Air Force KC-767 'fuel' the way for AR milestone" .....
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Una puntatina a Fallon ..... per vedere come si fa .....
The Navy's sole F-35C squadron made its first trip to the hallowed strike fighter ground here to hone tactical skills and fly for the first time with F/A-18 Hornets.
Strike Fighter Squadron 101's "Grim Reapers" wrapped up two weeks of training with Top Gun fliers at Fallon's Naval Strike Air Warfare Development Center on Friday, the fleet replacement squadron's latest step in putting the F-35C Lightning II through its paces toward its initial operating capability in 2018.
Fonte ..... "F-35s hone dog fighting skills at Top Gun for 1st time" .....
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L' USAF si prepara alla IOC del 2016 .....
F-35 IOC Shaping Up .....

John A. Tirpak (09/15/2015)​

The Air Force is “green” for initial operational capability with the F-35A next August, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, director of USAF’s F-35’s integration office, told reporters Monday at ASC15.
All 12 to 14 of the F-35As to be delivered to Hill AFB, Utah, between now and next August will be in the 3I software configuration, but there will be at least one more software drop between now and then.
The first two jets, alre​ady delivered, are in the 3I.R5 version, but 3I.R6 will be the version at IOC.
Jets needing physical modifications to the IOC standard can be altered on the flightline at Hill without a depot visit, he said.
The squadron will have about 30 pilots and 240 maintainers, all of whom are “on their way.”
There will be some sort of operational readiness drill a couple of months before IOC, during which the unit will be evaluated on its proficiency in “basic” close air support, interdiction, suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD), and destruction of enemy air defenses (DEAD).
Harrigian said that air-to-air capability is included in the SEAD and DEAD missions, as “they fight their way in.”
The drill is “similar” to that the Marine Corps performed just prior to declaring IOC with the F-35B in late July, Harrigian noted.
..... ma il più importante ostacolo da superare sarà quello relativo alla messa a punto del software ALIS .....
Software is Biggest Hurdle for F-35A IOC .....

Jennifer Hlad (09/15/2015)


The biggest challenge on the road to the Air Force declaring F-35 initial operational capability is the delivery of the ALIS (Autonomic Logistics Information System) software, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, director of the Air Force’s F-35 integration office, said Monday at ASC15.
Still, the Air Force isn’t backing off any of the capability requirements for IOC, he said.
The software in the field right now is version 2.0.1, and the Air Force needs 2.0.2 to operationalize the planes and meet IOC requirements, said Leigh Method, Harrison’s deputy and senior advisor.
ALIS, a suite of applications, covers everything from maintenance to training, flying to mission planning, she said.
“It’s the timing of our software for ALIS that we’re most concerned about,” Harrigian said.
“It’s crystal clear what we need for 2.0.2.,” and Lockheed Martin and the joint program office are working to deliver that, he said.
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