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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 luglio 2019, 20:47

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...

Il commento di FlightGlobal ...

... "Turkey defies USA by taking delivery of Russian S-400 missiles" ...

E quello di MilitaryTimes (DefenseNews) ...

... "Despite US warnings, Russian S-400 systems land in Turkey" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 luglio 2019, 0:13

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...

Contatti ...

... msb.gov.tr ... "Minister Akar had a phone call with US Acting Secretary of Defense Esper" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 luglio 2019, 9:16

Sulla nave da assalto anfibio 'Trieste', varata a Castellammare di Stabia il 25 Maggio scorso, è stato installato uno ski-jump che le consentirà, una volta operativa, di impiegare gli F-35B.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 luglio 2019, 15:22

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...

il commento di ... airforcemag.com ... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... S-400.aspx ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 luglio 2019, 10:39

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...

Le consegne proseguono ... è atterrato l'undicesimo cargo ...


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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 luglio 2019, 20:32

Immagine

Primi colpi di vanga ...
The US Air Force (USAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Defence Infrastructure Organisation broke ground during a ceremony on new Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II infrastructure at RAF Lakenheath on 15 July.
The Suffolk installation should be ready to receive the first USAF F-35A Lightning II aircraft in late 2021.
The $196 million infrastructure projects will be built by Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick construction groups, and will include a flight simulator facility, a maintenance unit, new hangars and storage facilities to accommodate the new squadrons.
... flightglobal.com ... "USAF starts construction of permanent F-35 base in Europe" ...

Inoltre ...

... usafe.af.mil ... "Lakenheath breaks ground on future F-35 infrastructure" ...

... gov.uk/government ... "Construction begins on F35 infrastructure at RAF Lakenheath" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 luglio 2019, 0:31

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...

Trump ha preso posizione ...
The US will not sell F-35s to Turkey in response to its acquisition of the Russian-made S-400 air defense system, President Donald Trump said July 16, adding that Turkey is in a “tough situation.”
“We’re working through it,” Trump told reporters. “We’ll see what happens, but it’s not really fair.”
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Shortly before Trump’s remarks, his nominee for defense secretary, Army Secretary Mark Esper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Turkey’s decision to go forward with the S-400 is “certainly disappointing.”
The move also shows that Turkey has “drifted over the past several years” away from close relationships with the US and NATO, Esper said.
“Acquisition of the S-400 fundamentally undermines the capabilities of the F-35 and our ability to maintain that overmatch in the skies going forward,” he said.
... airforcemag.com ... "Trump Bans F-35 Sales to Turkey As S-400 Begins Delivery" ...

Anche qui ...

... thehill.com ... https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4533 ... nse-system ...

... defensenews.com ... https://www.defensenews.com/congress/20 ... re-coming/ ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 luglio 2019, 1:08

Turchia ... ufficialmente 'kicked out' dal programma ...

... defensenews.com ... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/07 ... 5-program/ ...

Comunque ...
... a top Pentagon official would not close the door on Turkey rejoining the program in some form, should it reverse the decision to buy the S-400.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 luglio 2019, 0:33

Turchia ... un commento di FlightGlobal ...

... "USA officially boots Turkey from F-35 programme" ...

Al tempo stesso ... la Russia non dorme sugli allori e fiuta nuovi affari ...

... defensenews.com ... "Russia to Turkey: While you’re at it, would you like some jets?" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 luglio 2019, 8:59

L' 80% ?
E' ancora un miraggio ...

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The US military’s fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II and F-22 Raptor stealth fighters will fail to meet a 80% mission capability rate by September 2019 as directed by US Department of Defense (DoD).
Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis ordered the USAF and US Navy (USN) in September 2018 to increase mission capable rates for the F-35, F-22, F-16 and Boeing F/A-18 to more than 80% by the end of September 2019.
The mission capability rate is defined as the percentage of a fleet of an aircraft that are able to perform at least one assigned mission over a period of time.
Mark Esper, who is nominated be secretary of defense, wrote in prepared testimony for the US Senate Armed Services Committee’s confirmation hearing that the USAF’s leading combat aircraft are not expected to meet the 80% mission capability rate.
... flightglobal.com ... "Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22 to miss 80% mission capability rate" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 luglio 2019, 10:10

F-35 ... LM punta sull' Europa ... con la prospettiva di ulteriori commesse ...
Lockheed Martin is eyeing increased opportunities to deliver a broad range of defence products to European customers, with the F-35 Lightning II holding particular appeal as the company continues to drive down the cost of its fifth-generation stealth fighter.
Already counting NATO nations Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK as F-35 operators, while first examples for ostracised partner Turkey have also been handed over to support training activities in the USA, Lockheed is viewing multiple further opportunities in the region.
... flightglobal.com ... "RIAT: Lockheed Martin enjoying European sales high" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 luglio 2019, 23:58

Lockheed Martin è fiduciosa ...
Lockheed Martin is confident new customers will step forward to buy the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters intended for Turkey, company executives said during a Tuesday conference call with analysts.
... news.usni.org ... "Lockheed Martin Confident Other Customers Will Buy Turkey’s F-35s" ...

Magari ... gli Svizzeri ... :redhotevil:
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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 luglio 2019, 11:32

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ... possibili rappresaglie turche ... :cussing:
Turkey's minister of foreign affairs spoke out against the United States' decision to remove the NATO ally from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, as well as the looming possibility the Trump administration could impose sanctions on the country.
"If the U.S. shows a hostile attitude to us, we will take a step against it," Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told Turkish TV station TGRT Haber on Monday.
That could mean curtailing operations or expelling U.S. forces at Incirlik Air Base, or limiting coalition operations at Kürecik radar station, he said.
La fonte ... military.com ... https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... chase.html ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 luglio 2019, 0:27

Gli F-35 fanno ... i caccia ...

... aeronautica.difesa.it ... http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/comuni ... 07_19.aspx ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 luglio 2019, 10:18

Sette anni prima del previsto !
The Air Force has begun loading its F-35As with the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System seven years sooner than planned, Lockheed Martin announced.
Jets at Eglin AFB, Fla. and Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, are the first to receive the software modification, a Lockheed spokesman said.
Eglin is a main F-35 training base, and Mountain Home is housing Hill AFB, Utah, F-35As while their home base undergoes runway repair.
The upgrade was originally expected to be installed on the F-35 in 2026, but its potential value prompted program managers to accelerate the schedule, using a “rapid, agile development, test and contracting approach,” Lockheed said in a release (*).
The 412th Test Wing at Edwards AFB, Calif., expedited testing of the system.
... airforcemag.com ... "Air Force Starts Fielding Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System in F-35s" ...

(*) ... "Life Saving Anti-Collision Software Integrated Into First F-35s Seven Years Ahead Of Schedule" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 luglio 2019, 0:26

Si è appena conclusa l'esercitazione Rapid Forge dell'USAFE cui hanno partecipato anche gli F-35 del 388° e del 419° Fighter Wings provenienti dalla Hill AFB ...
U.S. Air Force fighter and mobility aircraft forward deployed to bases in Estonia, Latvia, and Poland on July 25, 2019, for the final day of Operation Rapid Forge.
Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-sponsored training event designed to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners, improve readiness and sharpen operational capabilities.
... usafe.af.mil ... "US Air Force F-35A, F-15E aircraft conclude Operation Rapid Forge in the Baltics and Poland" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 agosto 2019, 0:28

Ma ... dove li mettiamo questi F-35B ?
As the first Italian F-35B pilots begin training in the United States, a tug of war between the Italian Navy and Air Force over the aircraft means there is still no certainty about where Italy’s STOVL jets will be based, and who will have ultimate authority over them.
... defensenews.com ... "Italy Navy, Air Force debate where to base F-35Bs" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 agosto 2019, 10:25

Ci risiamo !
Il balletto dei costi è ricominciato ... :shock:
The total cost of the F-35 program grew by $25 billion in 2018 - or about $95 billion when adjusting for inflation - in part because of a new slate of upgrades known as Block 4, the Pentagon said in an annual acquisition report published Aug. 1.
Acquisition alone - including research and development, procurement, and military construction costs - rose by $15.3 billion compared to the 2012 baseline, or $22.2 billion when adjusted for inflation.
The Pentagon also noted a dispute between its cost assessment and program evaluation shop, which believes Joint Strike Fighter operations and sustainment costs are rising, and the F-35 Joint Program Office, which argues those costs are shrinking.
... airforcemag.com ... "Block 4 Upgrades Prompt Rise in F-35 Program Cost" ...

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... "an important milestone" ...
Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force (USAF) integrated the F-35 Lightning II’s target tracking data with the US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), an important milestone for the stealth aircraft's ability to act as an elevated sensor.
The demonstration of the integration was done during a recent Orange Flag Evaluation in Palmdale, California and Fort Bliss, Texas, says Lockheed Martin (*).
This was the first time that live F-35 tracking data was sent to IBCS via an F-35 ground station and F-35-IBCS adaptation kit, which were developed by Lockheed Martin, says the company.
... flightglobal.com ... "Lockheed Martin F-35 sends target data to US Army missile control" ...

(*) ... "Orange Flag Evaluation Demonstrates F-35 And Army Integrated Air And Missile Defense Integration" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 agosto 2019, 21:01

Gli F-35 italiani ... alla luce dell'attuale situazione politica ...

... formiche.net ... "La Lega vuole il governo dei Sì. Anche per gli F-35. Parola di Raffaele Volpi" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 agosto 2019, 11:03

Attenti ... sparano !!!

... marines.mil/News ... https://www.marines.mil/News/News-Displ ... dnance-hot ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 10 agosto 2019, 10:47

richelieu ha scritto:... "an important milestone" ...
Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force (USAF) integrated the F-35 Lightning II’s target tracking data with the US Army’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), an important milestone for the stealth aircraft's ability to act as an elevated sensor.
... flightglobal.com ... "Lockheed Martin F-35 sends target data to US Army missile control" ...
Anche qui ... defensenews.com ... "F-35 talks to US Army’s missile command system, says Lockheed" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 agosto 2019, 18:09

Come viene gestito il munizionamento degli F-35B a bordo delle nuove portaerei della Royal Navy ...

... savetheroyalnavy.org ... "Munitions handling on the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 22 agosto 2019, 8:19

Va a BAE Systems il contratto per l'aggiornamento del sistema di guerra elettronica degli F-35 ...
Lockheed Martin has awarded BAE Systems a contract to upgrade the electronic warfare (EW) suite it provides for the F-35 fighter.
The work involves upgrading the AN/ASQ-239 EW/countermeasures system for the Block 4 configuration of the aircraft, says BAE Systems (*).
... flightglobal.com ... "BAE Systems wins work to upgrade F-35’s EW suite" ...

(*) ... "BAE Systems to enhance F-35 Electronic Warfare capabilities" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 agosto 2019, 21:10

Turchia, F-35 & S-400 ...
... "Per quanto riguarda i Patriot ... la nostra offerta è scaduta" ...
The Donald Trump administration automatically rescinded a $3.5 billion deal to sell Raytheon-produced Patriot missile defenses to Turkey after it received the Russian S-400 system in July, Al-Monitor has learned.
The cancellation had previously not been reported.
The move denies Ankara a potential off ramp to remain aligned with NATO-compatible systems.
Turkey had periodically sought Patriot batteries provided by the alliance to ward off threats to its airspace from Syria.
“We have consistently told Turkey that our latest offer of Patriot would be withdrawn if it took delivery of the S-400 system,” a State Department official told Al-Monitor.
Our Patriot offer has expired.”
... al-monitor.com ... "Turkey’s Patriot offer dead after S-400 delivery" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 agosto 2019, 18:52

I Marines stanno valutando una proposta presentata loro dai Giapponesi ...
Officials in Tokyo have requested Marines deploy F-35B fighters aboard Japan’s largest warships, a U.S. defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday.
The service is now studying the feasibility of deploying short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) fighters from JS Izumo (DDH-183) and JS Kaga (DDH-184), Japan’s 24,000-ton big deck amphibious.
The warships were originally designed to field a fleet of anti-submarine warfare helicopters and respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
However, in December Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a move to convert the two ships to field the STOVL F-35s in parallel with Japan’s purchase of 42 F-35Bs ...
... news.usni.org ... "Marines Considering Flying U.S. F-35Bs Off of Japan’s Largest Warships" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 agosto 2019, 0:18

Rimarrà, almeno per ora, negli USA la produzione delle parti di F-35 già di competenza della Turchia ...
American vendors will for now take over production of F-35 fighter jet parts that Turkey was set to build, as the US removes Ankara from the aircraft program, Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord announced Aug. 26.
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The “900-plus parts” Turkey makes for the F-35 “will be sourced in the US, initially,” Lord said.
The US is getting the work because it is “paying all the nonrecurring engineering” costs, and the move is the “most expeditious” way to keep the program on track, she said.
“Competition is our friend, and we’re always looking for more strong, integrated supply chain partners, so there’s always the possibility the work could migrate overseas,” she added.
... airforcemag.com ... "Lord: US to Take Over Turkish F-35 Parts" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 31 agosto 2019, 0:47

Ma ... hanno già fatto il taglio ?

Secondo AW&ST ... numero datato September 2-15, 2019 a pagina 42 ...
"Italy is one of the key nations driving the uptick in F-35s in Europe: It plans to receive 77 in all - 49 F-35As and 28 short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing F-35Bs".
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 settembre 2019, 23:52

Ha volato il primo F-35A olandese prodotto in Italia ...
The first Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A built by the Final Assembly and Check-Out (FACO) at Cameri, in northwestern Italy, made its first flight earlier today.
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AN-9 (F-009) is the ninth of the Netherlands’ 37 F-35A CTOL (Conventional Take Off and Landing) stealth jets on order.
The aircraft will undertake test and acceptance flights in Italy before being delivered to the RNlAF at Leeuwarden Air Base next month.
... theaviationist.com ... "First Dutch F-35A Assembled In Italy Makes Maiden Flight" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 settembre 2019, 16:14

Condivisione ... :3some:
A Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter, U-2 and a ground station have demonstrated a capability to shorten the decision loop involved in detecting and acting upon a long-range missile launch.
“During the demonstration, called Project Riot, an F-35 detected a long-range missile launch with its onboard sensors and shared the information through the U-2 to the air defense commander on the ground, enabling the commander to quickly make the decision to target the threat,” says Lockheed (*).

Fonte ... flightglobal.com ... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... le-460897/ ...

(*) ... https://news.lockheedmartin.com/2019-09 ... Operations ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 settembre 2019, 11:21

LM ha coniato un nuovo acrònimo (in queste cose, bisogna dirlo, gli Americani ci vanno a nozze): PBL ... ovvero ... "Performance-Based Logistics plan" ...
Descrive un piano che, in sostanza, punta ad un traguardo molto importante ...
It’s possible for the F-35 program to reach its target of $25,000 per flying hour, but only if there’s a substantial change in the approach taken jointly by the operators and Lockheed Martin, company officials said at AFA’s 2019 Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 17.
The company has submitted a white paper to Pentagon acquisition and sustainment chief Ellen Lord explaining a Performance-Based Logistics plan, requiring investment by both the company and the Pentagon, that could reduce operating and support costs for all the services by $18 billion by 2033, or 16 percent a year.
“We won’t get to the (reliability) targets doing business as usual,” Ken Merchant, Lockheed Martin vice president for F-35 sustainment, told reporters at a press breakfast.
Fonte ... airforcemag.com ... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... -Time.aspx ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 settembre 2019, 9:38

Due F-35A sono arrivati alla base aerea di Burlington, sede del 158th Fighter Wing della Vermont Air National Guard, primo reparto della ANG a ricevere il nuovo velivolo ...

... f35.com ... "Air National Guard Receives its First Two F-35 Aircraft" ...

Anche qui ... flightglobal.com ... "PICTURES: US Air National Guard gets first Lockheed Martin F-35s" ...



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