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Messaggio da richelieu » 15 dicembre 2015, 19:02

Meritato riposo .....

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The Israeli air force (IAF) has retired its McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk fleet after 48 years in service.
Used for combat operations after delivery in 1967, the type was retired from operational service in the early 1990s and converted to the training role as Boeing F-15s and Lockheed Martin F-16s entered IAF service.
The A-4 is now being replaced by the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Lavi.
Fonte ..... "IAF retires Skyhawk trainer fleet" ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-420069/

Israeli Air Force ..... "Goodbye A-4 Skyhawk" ..... http://www.iaf.org.il/4428-45751-en/IAF.aspx
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Messaggio da Vultur » 15 dicembre 2015, 22:27

M'è sempre piaciuto l'a-4, molto aggressivo ed è stato usato su tutti i fronti. Pensavo che fosse fuori servizio da moltissimo tempo, non sapevo che lo usavano ancora!
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 gennaio 2016, 11:08

C-130J ..... di nuovo negli USA per l' installazione di sistemi 'speciali' .....
Work to install additional systems on the first of the Israeli air force’s Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transports began in mid-January at the manufacturer’s facility in Greenville, South Carolina.
Most of the new equipment has been developed in Israel, and is aimed at allowing the C-130J “Samson” to operate as an important asset of the Israeli defence forces’ Depth Command, tasked with performing long-range missions.
Fonte ..... "Lockheed starts systems retrofit on Israeli C-130J" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 0j-420906/

Inoltre ..... IAF ..... "The "Shimshon" in the U.S for Special Installations" .....
http://www.iaf.org.il/4443-46102-en/IAF.aspx
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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 gennaio 2016, 15:23

Israele aggiorna .....
Israel will embark on a “deep” upgrade of its Boeing F-15I Ra’am fleet as it looks to maintain the type as the backbone of its air force’s strike capability, despite the parallel acquisition of the Lockheed Martin F-35.
The enhancement has been mooted for some time, but Tel Aviv has recently given the green light to the programme.
Fonte ..... "Israel gives green light to F-15I upgrade" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 gennaio 2016, 10:33

Secondo RID .....

"F-35B per Israele?" ..... http://www.portaledifesa.it/index~phppag,3_id,1131.html

Qualcosa di più ..... risalente a un mese fa .....

"Revealed: Israel Wants the Lethal F-35B Stealth Jump-Jet" .....
http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-bu ... -jet-14612
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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 gennaio 2016, 11:31

Quella dei missili AA a 'lungo raggio' è ormai una moda ..... e come tale ..... è riuscita ad attecchire pure in Israele .....

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Rafael finally announced the existence of the I-Derby-ER missile at the Paris air show in June 2015, shortly after acknowledging that a new long-range missile was in the works at Aero India in February of the same year.
Fonte ..... "ISRAEL: Long-range fashion catches on in IAF" .....
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... af-421153/

Lo scorso anno ..... a Parigi ..... "I-Derby ER – All New Performance" .....
http://aviationweek.com/paris-air-show- ... formance-0
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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 febbraio 2016, 10:47

Un nuovo simbolo .....

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Leaning on history and looking into the future: the F-35I "Adir" squadron's symbol has been revealed for the first time, exclusive to the IAF site.
The designer, Ra'anan Weiss, shares information about the design process and the final outcome.
Fonte ..... "The F-35I Squadron's Symbol Revealed" .....
http://www.iaf.org.il/4443-46119-en/IAF.aspx
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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 febbraio 2016, 10:57

A proposito di caschi .....
The helmet that rests on the heads of the aircrew members does much more than protect their heads.
Developments in the field has allowed for pilots to receive information without lifting a finger and to launch missiles towards enemy aircraft just by looking in their direction.
Fonte ..... "More Than Protection" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 25 febbraio 2016, 9:49

Fianco a fianco ..... contro i missili balistici .....
US, Israel Train on Ballistic Missile Defense .....

Brian Everstine (2/25/2016)

More than 1,700 US uniform and civilian personnel are in Israel for Exercise Juniper Cobra 16, in which participants from both countries will run a computer simulation focused on ballistic missile defense, Defense Department spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Monday.
The exercise is the highest priority for US European Command this year and one of the largest bilateral training exercises between the two countries, he said.
It runs for two weeks and will focus on improving the ability to defend Israel from possible missile attacks.
The biennial exercise dates back to 2001 and “is an important part of the training of both the US EUCOM and the [Israel Defense Forces],” according to the IDF .....
https://www.idfblog.com/blog/2016/02/22 ... operation/
During the previous exercise, US and Israeli forces ran simulations focused on defense, crisis resupply, foreign disaster response, and foreign humanitarian assistance .....
http://www.usafe.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123412400
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 marzo 2016, 9:55

F-35 ..... Israele ci ripensa ?
Si en 2008 l'acquisition de JSF paraissait très attirante pour la force aérienne israélienne, il semblerait qu'il en soit tout autrement aujourd'hui.
Le F-35 est considéré par Israël comme ayant une autonomie inadéquate, un emport d'armement limité et une furtivité perfectible.
Pire aux yeux des israéliens, les Américains refusent de partager les codes sources de l'appareil, ce qui revient à dire que les israéliens seraient dans l'incapacité de modifier la plate-forme selon leurs propres besoins et que les moteurs devraient être envoyés en Turquie ou aux Etats-Unis pour être entretenus ou réparés.
Fonte ..... "Israel pourrait reconsidérer l'acquisition de F-35" .....
http://www.air-cosmos.com/israel-pourra ... newsletter

Se cominciano ad avere dei dubbi proprio loro ..... :mrgreen:

A margine .....

"Israel Reconsidering 2008 Purchase of U.S. Jets; Cabinet Mulls Cancelling Acquisition of Flawed Fighter-Jet Rejected By Most NATO Air Forces" .....
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... hters.html

"Israel's Angst Over Qatar Sale Could End Boeing’s F-15 Line" .....
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /80895346/

"The F-15I as the IAF's Strategic Aircraft" .....
http://www.iaf.org.il/4443-46114-en/IAF.aspx
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 marzo 2016, 9:48

Exercise Juniper Cobra 16 ..... tempo di bilanci .....
US-Israeli Exercise Tests David’s Sling .....

Gideon Grudo (3/7/2016)

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US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro (right), Israeli Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan (center), and US European Command deputy commander Army Lt. Gen. William Garrett visited the Juniper Cobra 16 exercise site in Israel, Feb. 24, 2016.
(US Embassy Tel Aviv photo by Matty Stern)


The massive Juniper Cobra 2016 exercise, a US-Israel air defense drill, concluded March 3.
The drill ended just two days after Israel’s Defense Ministry announced it would be enhancing the capabilities of David’s Sling, a system designed to handle Russian- and Iranian-grade missiles (notably more advanced than the home-made rockets that Hamas and Hezbollah are known to utilize in engaging Israel), according to the Washington Post​ .....
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/mi ... story.html
The drill is the first of its kind to include David’s Sling, which is expected to come fully online during 2016, and also the first such drill involving six different air defense systems (Aegis, THAAD, Patriot, Arrow 3, David’s Sling, and the Iron Dome) in a single simulation, according to the Jerusalem Post .....
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politi ... ill-446158
During Juniper Cobra’s closing ceremony, IDF spokesperson Peter Lerner tweeted an aerial salute to Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander of US European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe .....

"US European Command is charged with assisting in the defense of Israel​," Breedlove said in a Pentagon briefing March 1 before heading himself to Israel, adding the US commitment to that mission "could not be more firm."
Fonte ..... il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 marzo 2016, 18:58

All' opera .....
The "Flying Tiger" Squadron personnel, that amongst other roles, trains the next fighter pilots of the IAF, met for a thrilling battle with the Pilots and WSOs of the "Valley" Squadron, one of the most operational Fighter Jet Squadrons in the IAF.
For two days, the aircrews from each squadron battled in "Dog-Fights", the F-16 C/D "Barak" (Hebrew for Lightning) versus the M-346 "Lavi" (Hebrew for Lion) despite the fact that the young aircrews from the "Flying Tiger" Squadron will probably never experience real time operational combat flying the "Lavi".
Fonte ..... "“Lavi” V.S “Barak”" ..... http://www.iaf.org.il/4445-46261-en/IAF.aspx
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Messaggio da richelieu » 5 aprile 2016, 9:47

Un 'software' su misura .....
The command software system for the Israeli air force’s (IAF) new Lockheed Martin F-35I Adir combat aircraft has entered production following completion of the development and testing phase.
The command, control, communications and computer (C4) system is being developed by Israel Aerospace Industries’ Lahav division, which announced on 3 April it had completed the system definition, prototyping and testing phases ahead of production.
Fonte ..... "F-35I C4 software enters production" .....

Anche qui ..... "Israel Seeks Greater Autonomy for F-35 Fighter Force" .....
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Arriverà a Dicembre .....
Development of the advanced F-35 fighter jet is moving along as expected and Israel "has our commitment" that the first F-35s it ordered will arrive this December, Lockheed Martin Vice President Gen. (ret.) Gary North said Sunday at a Tel Aviv national security conference organized by the Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies and Israel Defense.
Fonte ..... "Lockheed Martin: First F-35s will arrive in Israel in December" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 aprile 2016, 0:12

F-35I ..... riuscirà Israele ad introdurre nell' aereo le modifiche cui aspira ?
Israel has done amazing things with their imported U.S. fighter aircraft, innovating and tailoring their capabilities to meet their unique needs.
They want to continue this legacy with the F-35.
Part of this initiative now includes the ability to externally modify their new stealth jets with the addition of conformal fuel tanks.

Fonte ..... "How Israel Wants To Soup Up Its Fleet Of F-35s" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 aprile 2016, 20:12

F-35I ..... Israele ne vuole di più .....

"Israel holds firm on increasing F-35 purchase" .....

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12 Dicembre 2016 .....

"Israel sets date for F-35 arrival" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 aprile 2016, 23:46

Israele può dormire sonni tranquilli .....

"Israel Confident F-35 Won't Be Sold To Gulf Near-Term" .....

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Cominciati i test sulle armi di produzione nazionale che verranno installate sugli F-35I .....
Israel's air force has tested new versions of some of the locally-made weapon systems that will be carried by its Lockheed Martin F-35s.
Specifics of the adaptations have not been disclosed, but the list includes versions of Rafael's Spice precision-guided bombs and infrared- and radar-guided air-to-air missiles.
Testing has been conducted using Boeing F-15s and Lockheed F-16s.
Fonte ..... "Israel starts weapons testing for F-35 Adir" .....
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Mentre in Israele si attende la consegna del primo esemplare di F-35 onde poter al più presto iniziare la sperimentazione dei sistemi d' arma nazionali che vi saranno installati .....
The Israeli air force's chief flight test engineer wants an early as possible delivery of its Lockheed Martin F-35 test asset, to expedite the process of adapting locally-produced weapon systems to the aircraft.
Israel's contracts for the F-35I "Adir" include a test example, which will be operated by its flight-test centre.
Fonte ..... "Israel prepares ground for F-35I testing" .....

..... prende, al tempo stesso, maggior consistenza l' interesse nei confronti dell' aereo cisterna KC-46 .....
Israel's air force has been briefed on the status of the US Air Force's in-development Boeing KC-46A tanker, and has an immediate request for at least two examples.
A recently-announced delay to the USAF programme is one reason behind the Israeli air force pushing for a decision, a source in the country indicates. "An early decision will expedite the delivery," the source adds.
Fonte ..... "Israel steps up interest in KC-46 tanker" .....
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In partenza per gli States .....
Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive here by the end of the year.
Led by the commander of the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) first F-35I “Adir” squadron, the group of four will be joined at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, shortly thereafter by another three pilots.
By the middle of next year, 12 IAF pilots will have passed through the approximately 100-day US Air Force training program, which prepares them for actual flight training in Israel on Israeli aircraft.
Fonte ..... "Israeli Fighter Pilots Head to US for F-35 Training" .....
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Dal sito della Israeli Air Force ..... "The First “Adir” to be Revealed Today" .....
The first Israeli "Adir" (F-35I) jet, which is expected to land in Israel in this coming December, will be revealed today in a rollout ceremony in the "Lockheed Martin" factory in Fort Worth, Texas.
The ceremony will be held in the presence of the Israeli Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, IAF Chief of Air Staff, Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman, and other senior representatives of Israel and the USA.
"Today is a special day for the Israeli Air Force", said the Chief of Air Staff.
"It symbolizes a leap in the strategic abilities of the state of Israel, and it symbolizes the partnership and unbreakable commitment between the United States and Israel, a commitment which is a strategic asset for the state of Israel".
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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 giugno 2016, 14:04

F-35 ..... dovrebbero arrivarne altri ..... e potrebbero esservene anche della versione B .....
The U.S. has approved the sale of up to 75 F-35s to Israel and the country has signed contracts for 33 F-35s, the last of which will arrive around 2021, Israeli air force chief of staff Brigadier Gen. Tal Kelman told reporters Tuesday.
Israel has not made a decision on whether it will purchase the additional 17 F-35A-model fighters or when they would be delivered, Kelman says.
“Once we have a decision, we’ll know the timeline,” he says.
While Israel is committed to its order of A variant fighters, its air force is also mulling over a future purchase of the short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B.
Israel would start purchasing F-35Bs if the country’s order exceeded 50 aircraft, Kelman says.
Fonte ..... "More F-35 orders remain on horizon for Israel" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 giugno 2016, 11:15

Ancora a proposito del 'roll-out' del primo F-35 israeliano .....
... nothing was said about any specific Israeli content on the “Adir,” which is Hebrew for “mighty one.”
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... last April Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said that it was producing a C4I system specific to the F-35I.
It would use generic communications infrastructure based on the latest software-defined radios, and be fully embedded into the aircraft’s integrated avionics system.
It would provide “advanced processing capabilities with relative independence of the aircraft manufacturer,” IAI continued.
It was part of a wider drive to help the Israeli Air Force (IAF) “rapidly field networked applications that interface with core services over proprietary protocols,” the company added.
The system will effectively enable the Israeli Air Force (IAF) to self-integrate indigenous weapons systems such as the Derby and Python AAMs; Spice precision-guided bombs; and Litening targeting pod.
Israel has also negotiated exemption from centralized F-35 MRO arrangements specified by the Joint Program Office (JPO), according to remarks reported last April of IAF chief of staff Bg. Gen. Tal Kelman.
Fonte ..... "Israel’s First F-35 Ceremonially Rolled Out" .....
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Yom Kippur ..... una guerra ..... uno straordinario ponte aereo .....

"The Yom Kippur Airlift" .....

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Lo vogliono diverso dagli altri ..... ma costerà loro più caro .....
Israel Seeks Changes To Its F-35 Version .....
A country in conflict argues it must tailor the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for its individual needs .....

Lara Seligman - AW&ST - July 1, 2016

At the core of the Joint Strike Fighter program is the idea of a common airframe, built and developed jointly by the U.S. and eight partner nations, and operated by 12 militaries around the globe.
But if Tel Aviv gets its way, Israel’s F-35 will be one of a kind.
The Israeli air force is seeking greater customization for its F-35I “Adir” than are other partners or international customers.
The F-35Is will employ unique communications and navigation systems, weapons and even cyberdefenses built indigenously by Israeli companies.
Top Israeli officials also say it will leave the country only for combat missions - all maintenance will be done in country, rather than in predetermined regional overhaul facilities.
Officials say the push to maximize the new fleet’s autonomy is driven by the country’s geopolitical situation, which requires independence in operating and maintaining its fighter jets.
In wartime, when access to seaports and airports may be cut off, Israel needs to keep its F-35s flying independently, says air force Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Tal Kelman.
“Israel is in the middle of the Middle East, and we are in daily conflict. Conflict is not a theory. We are not getting ready for a war in two or three years. We have daily operational activities with our fighter aircraft,” Kelman says.
But customization will come at a high price for Tel Aviv.
Developing and installing additional capabilities on the jets, as well as the infrastructure to maintain them, will require significant investment by the Israeli government.
Ultimately, each F-35I could cost significantly more per jet than the estimated $100 million for the U.S. Air Force F-35A
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The final decisions will likely hinge on negotiations over a new 10-year aid package between the U.S. and Israel, expected to conclude later this year.
Lockheed Martin is on tap to deliver 33 tailor-made aircraft to Israel, with the first two scheduled to arrive at Nevatim air base in December.
The design uses Israeli-developed systems and aims for interoperability with the country’s existing defensive systems, according to Karl Sapienza, Lockheed’s director for F-35 Israel program management.
The modifications focus on three initial areas: command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I); electronic warfare (EW) and weapons integration.
By customizing software for the F-35, the country is leveraging the jet’s built-in open-architecture software design, long touted by the Pentagon and Lockheed as a key capability that will keep the aircraft relevant far into the future.
In effect, Israeli industry is writing “apps” for the F-35.
Once the first F-35Is arrive at Nevatim, state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will begin installing a bespoke C4I system - designed by IAI’s Lahav Division and ELTA Systems Ltd. - that will augment Lockheed’s central avionics system.
This will provide the Israelis with an autonomous communications protocol interface compatible with its air and defense force legacy communications devices, says Sapienza.
EW is another potential area for customization.
The F-35 is currently equipped with an active, electronically scanned array radar, as well BAE Systems’ AN/ASQ-239 EW suite, which allow the jet to suppress enemy radars and defeat surface and air threats.
But Lockheed has modified the design of the jet’s installations, power and cooling to enable Israel’s air force to potentially expand spectral coverage with some kind of podded system, says Sapienza.
Israel’s Elisra, an Elbit subsidiary, is eyeing the additional F-35I EW requirement, according to Elbit Systems of America President and CEO Raanan Horowitz.
As for arms, the Israeli air force and state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have been working with Lockheed to adapt the Spice 1000 Electro-Optical/GPS-guided air-to-ground weapon, installed on the service’s F-16s, for the new jets.
Lockheed is also working with Cyclone Ltd., a wholly owned Elbit subsidiary, on potentially outfitting the F-35I with external fuel tanks to extend its range beyond the 18,500 lb. of fuel carried internally.
In a recent development, Israeli industry will also install custom cyberdefenses to protect the F-35I’s networks and systems from would-be hackers, Joint Program Office (JPO) Chief Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan confirms.
Israel and F-35 manufacturer Lockheed will work to set up a firewall to make sure privileged information does not pass between the U.S. and Israeli F-35 fleets via external systems such as the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) or the offboard mission planning system, Bogdan says.
“We have got to protect our side of that, and they have to protect their side of that, to ensure that nothing we do gets into their systems and nothing they do can get into our systems,” Bogdan says.
The Israelis will be the first service to fully operate the F-35 outside the U.S., which will set the stage for navigating the logistics for a multiservice, international aircraft.
But so far the country is alone among F-35 international partners and customers in seeking to perform heavy maintenance - work involving changes or repair to the body of the aircraft, such as replacement of a bulkhead or fixing a wing - in-country.
Kelman says the air force will establish an F-35 logistics center at the Nevatim squadron headquarters.
The Israelis will have full access to Lockheed’s ALIS as well as the global sustainment enterprise’s pool of spare parts.
But Israel cannot afford to lose its jets for months at a time to depot maintenance, Kelman says.
The force plans to keep a minimum number of spare parts in Israel at all times for maintenance purposes, he notes.
From the get-go, the service will have all the necessary tools, training and technical data to perform lighter maintenance tasks locally, Bogdan says.
But the Israeli government must invest significant resources in tooling, training and deep infrastructure to be able to perform heavy maintenance autonomously.
And the process will not happen overnight—it could take as many as 15 years, he says.
The good news is that a brand-new aircraft should not need heavy maintenance for many years.
And the investments will be worth the price, Kelman says.
“We want to build it gradually, but we think independence is a strategic issue,” he adds.
Other F-35 customers likely will not choose to perform heavy maintenance in-country, instead opting for a Lockheed-established facility.
The JPO is still determining where the hubs for each piece of the F-35 sustainment operation will be, but some decisions have already been made.
For instance, Italy’s existing final assembly and checkout facility at Cameri air base in northern Italy will provide heavy airframe maintenance for Europe.
Meanwhile, Turkey, Norway and the Netherlands provide Europe’s heavy engine maintenance facilities.
The JPO set up the global sustainment enterprise this way to save money across the partners and international customers, Bogdan says.
“Most of the other customers recognize that there is a synergy when they all combine together to do things and stay in one place, that there are economies of scale,” he says.
“Israel would like to be able to tap into that economy of scale, but their geopolitical situation is such that they may have to do things on their own.”
Recent press reports suggested the JPO granted Israel a formal exemption from participating in the global sustainment enterprise for heavy maintenance.
But Bogdan says that characterization is a stretch, arguing that the F-35 program office aims to tailor systems to meet each customer’s individual needs.
“The F-35 is a different airplane. It is a different partnership with 14 customers for us - we are making up the rules,” Bogdan says.
“Israel just happens to be a more extreme case because of where they are located in the world and what they have to do.”
Fonte ..... "Israel Seeks Changes To Its F-35 Version" .....
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Re: IAF - Israeli Air Force

Messaggio da richelieu » 9 luglio 2016, 20:48

A onor del vero questa notizia riguarda la Marina israeliana ..... ma la ritengo comunque interessante .....
La Marine israélienne prévoit de se doter de huit hélicoptères de type Sikorsky SH-60F « Sea Hawk » d’occasions en provenance des stocks de l’US Navy.
Ces hélicoptères seront utilisés à bord des quatre nouvelles frégates commandées au chantier naval allemand ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS).
L'Agence américaine de défense et de sécurité pour la coopération (DSCA) vient de confirmer cette commande en fin de semaine dernière.
Fonte ..... "Des « Sea Hawk » pour la Marine israélienne !" .....

DSCA ..... "Israel - Excess SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter Equipment and Support" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 luglio 2016, 18:01

Ultimissime da Israele .....
Aerial refuelling has become one of the top priorities of the Israeli air force, and in recent months various tests have been carried out to help provide longer-range operations for helicopters and heavy transport aircraft.
Fonte ..... "IAF develops tanking capability" .....

The Israeli air force has introduced ultrasound maintenance measures to enable it to swiftly repair cracks in the wings of its fighter fleet.
Fonte ..... "IAF implements crack fix for F-16 fleet" .....

Israel's potential acquisition of the short take-off and vertical landing B-model of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter, to complement its ordered fleet of F-35As, has gained further momentum following a recent strategic assessment.
Fonte ..... "Israel further assesses F-35B buy" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 luglio 2016, 0:04

Ahi, ahi, ahi .....
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Syria managed Sunday to penetrate Israeli airspace and evade two Patriot anti-air interceptors and possibly an F-16-launched air-to-air missile, sources here said.
An Israeli military spokesman insisted Israel Air Force air defenders detected the UAV prior to its violation of Israeli airspace on Sunday afternoon in the area of the Golan Heights.
According to a July 17 statement, the Air Force continued to track the target in Israeli skies, yet failed to down the intruder, despite three intercept attempts.
Fonte ..... "Syrian-Launched UAV Evades Israeli Air Defenses" ..... :shock:
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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 luglio 2016, 17:49

Manutenzione ..... ci stanno ripensando ?
However, with the delivery of its initial F-35 Adir fast approaching, finding a solution to the MRO issue is gaining priority.
And, wary of the heavy investment required to update its air force facilities to accommodate the Joint Strike Fighter, Israel is looking to the private sector to provide the capability, according to sources.
Fonte ..... "Israel may contract out F-35 maintenance" .....
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Messaggio da mendris » 26 luglio 2016, 20:38

"O facciamo noi la manutenzione o niente acquisto degli F35"... E' quanto si afferma in Israele. L'infomazione è data anche dal solito sito svizzero "avianews" citato più volte in questo forum.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 luglio 2016, 20:59

Eventualità di manutenzione all' estero degli F-35I .....
Il resoconto del blog elvetico col punto esclamativo (!) non coincide con quello di FlightGlobal .....
"Israël confirme vouloir son autonomie sur le F-35 !" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 luglio 2016, 23:00

Primo volo .....
Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of an F-35A Adir for the Israeli air force on 25 July, just one month after rolling the aircraft out at its Fort Worth site in Texas on 22 June.
Fonte ..... "PICTURES: First flight for Israel's F-35A Adir" .....

Israeli Air Force ..... "The “Adir” Maiden Test Flight" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 agosto 2016, 14:03

Un aereo per il capo del governo ...
Israel has approved the acquisition of an aircraft to serve as an Air Force One-style transport for the prime minister, although details of the contract are veiled in secrecy.
A budget of about $100 million has been allocated for the acquisition of the undisclosed type and its conversion for the new role.
Fonte ..... "Israel moves ahead with $100m presidential transport" .....
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Messaggio da altairV » 2 agosto 2016, 14:35

richelieu ha scritto:Ahi, ahi, ahi .....
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Syria managed Sunday to penetrate Israeli airspace and evade two Patriot anti-air interceptors and possibly an F-16-launched air-to-air missile, sources here said.
An Israeli military spokesman insisted Israel Air Force air defenders detected the UAV prior to its violation of Israeli airspace on Sunday afternoon in the area of the Golan Heights.
According to a July 17 statement, the Air Force continued to track the target in Israeli skies, yet failed to down the intruder, despite three intercept attempts.
Fonte ..... "Syrian-Launched UAV Evades Israeli Air Defenses" ..... :shock:
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