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Messaggio da richelieu » 14 maggio 2020, 18:22

Dopo il report del GAO segnalato ieri, ecco ora, fresco fresco, quello rivolto al Congresso ...

... "F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program - Updated May 13, 2020" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 maggio 2020, 12:11

LM, nel 2020, mancherà il bersaglio ... #-o
Lockheed Martin will likely miss its production target of 141 examples of the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter in 2020.
The company’s suppliers are not able to deliver parts on time, a disruption caused by the coronavirus.
As a result, the number of F-35s produced this year could fall by 18 to 24 units below the 141 aircraft goal, Lockheed said on 19 May (*).
The manufacturer is planning for a three-month production slowdown at its Fort Worth, Texas facility and has reached an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to operate under a temporary alternating work schedule for line employees.

... flightglobal.com ... "Lockheed Martin F-35 to miss 2020 production target due to coronavirus-caused parts shortage" ...

(*) ... news.lockheedmartin.com ... "Lockheed Martin Announces Proactive Measures To Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts To F-35 Production" ...

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richelieu ha scritto:
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LM, nel 2020, mancherà il bersaglio ... #-o
Anche qui ... e con maggiori dettagli ... airforcemag.com ... "Lockheed to Miss 2020 F-35 Production Goal Due to COVID-19" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 maggio 2020, 23:53

Intanto ... un F-35A dell' USAF è precipitato al termine di un volo di addestramento notturno ...
An F-35A from the 58th Fighter Squadron crash-landed late May 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., according to the 33rd Fighter Wing.
The pilot safely ejected.
The crash marks Eglin’s second recent fifth-generation jet mishap, following the May 15 crash of an F-22 assigned to the base.
The F-35A crashed around 9:30 p.m. after a routine night training sortie, the fighter wing said on Facebook.
The pilot was in stable condition and went to Eglin’s 96th Medical Group for evaluation and monitoring.
No civilian property was damaged in the crash, which will be formally investigated.

... airforcemag.com ... "Eglin F-35A Crashes Upon Landing, Pilot Ejects" ...

Anche qui ... theaviationist.com ... "USAF F-35A Lightning II from 58th Fighter Squadron Crashes at Eglin AFB, Florida" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 maggio 2020, 0:46

A proposito di danni riportati in occasione di voli a velocità supersonica ...
The F-35 pilot who flew the two infamous supersonic missions that inflicted damage to the jet’s stealth coating and tail wants to set the record straight.
When pilots conduct supersonic intercepts or find themselves needing to race away from an enemy during combat, they will be able to take the F-35 to its furthest limits of speed and altitude — most likely without any permanent damage to the aircraft, he told Defense News in an exclusive interview.
Last June, Defense News revealed that the Pentagon had instituted time limits on the number of seconds the F-35B short-takeoff-and-landing variant and the F-35C carrier variant could spend at supersonic speeds.
Those limits were imposed after two separate tests in 2011 where the "B" model incurred “bubbling [and] blistering” of its stealth coating and the "C" model suffered “thermal damage” to the tailboom and horizontal tail, according to documents exclusively obtained by Defense News.

... defensenews.com ... "The inside story of two supersonic flights that changed how America operates the F-35" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 maggio 2020, 16:01

F-35 ... l' Italia va avanti ...
Italy’s defense minister has thrown his weight behind the F-35 program to counter demands from within his coalition government to suspend purchases of the aircraft to help Italy’s coronavirus-stricken economy.
Lorenzo Guerini said he “confirmed that the program would continue,” after calls from Italy’s Five Star party to halt F-35 purchases for a year as Italy seeks cash to help rebound from the virus, which has killed 33,000 in Italy.
In an interview with Italian publication Formiche (*), Guerini said defense spending was often slashed during economic crises, but claimed cuts to Italy’s planned 90-aircraft buy would hurt high-tech jobs and damage an industrial sector which “offers very significant economic returns to our nation.”

... defensenews.com ... "Italy defense minister commits to F-35 after calls to suspend program" ...

(*) ... formiche.net ... "From China to Middle East, where does Italy stand? Defense minister Guerini answers" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 9 giugno 2020, 12:46

Islanda ... ormai i nostri F-35 sono di casa ...

... theaviationist.com ... "Italian Air Force F-35s Deploy To Iceland for NATO Icelandic Air Policing Again" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 10 giugno 2020, 17:19

Gli F-35B della RAF a bordo della HMS QE ...
Lockheed Martin F-35Bs from the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) frontline 617 Sqn have performed the unit’s first landings aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Four of the UK’s Lightning combat aircraft embarked aboard the Royal Navy (RN) vessel on 9 June.
“The F-35 jets that landed on board today will be the same aircraft that will sail next year with the ship for her maiden Global Carrier Strike Group 21 deployment,” the navy says (*).

... flightglobal.com ... "UK embarks first operational F-35Bs in HMS Queen Elizabeth work-up" ...

(*) ... "UK’S OPERATIONAL F-35 JETS MARK FIRST LANDING ON HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 giugno 2020, 1:17

Dalla pagina "Contracts" del DoD (Navy) dell'11 Giugno 2020 ...
Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $368,194,942 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract modification (P00036) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract N00019-17-C-0001.
This modification provides for the procurement of five F-35A Lightning II lot 14 aircraft, one F-35B lot 14 combat aircrafts and associated red gear for the government of Italy.
It also authorizes the common capability scope of work at the Final Assembly and Checkout Facility in Cameri, Italy.

Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35%); Cameri, Italy (28%); El Segundo, California (15%); Warton, United Kingdom (8%); Orlando, Florida (4%); Nashua, New Hampshire (3%); Baltimore, Maryland (3%); San Diego, California (2%); various locations within the continental U.S. (1.3%) and various locations outside the continental U.S. (0.7%).
Work is expected to be complete by June 2023.
Non-Department of Defense funds for $184,429,857 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

... defense.gov/Newsroom ... "Contracts For June 11, 2020" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 giugno 2020, 19:25

Apro OT ...

Cambio della guardia in casa LM ...

Immagine
In a planned leadership transition, experienced chief executive, Gulf War veteran and pilot James D. Taiclet, 60, today became president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation.
He succeeds Marillyn A. Hewson, 66, who has served as chairman, president and CEO since 2014 and president and CEO since 2013.
Taiclet will continue to serve as a member of the corporation's board, which he joined in 2018.
Hewson will become executive chairman of the board and provide ongoing support for the leadership transition.

... news.lockheedmartin.com ... "Jim Taiclet Becomes New Lockheed Martin President And CEO" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 24 giugno 2020, 19:46

Si avvicina il momento della certificazione per l'impiego delle armi nucleari ...
A series of photographs released by the F-35 Joint Program Office on June 22 show that the U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed Martin F-35A has been undergoing Dual Capable Aircraft (DCA) tests.
DCA refers to the ability to deliver both conventional and nuclear weaponry.
In the nuclear case that involves the new B61-12 weapon that is currently in the early stages of production.
The F-35A is expected to introduce its DCA capability in early 2023 with the Block 4 software upgrade.

... ainonline.com ... https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ation-bomb ...

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Re: JSF

Messaggio da richelieu » 25 giugno 2020, 0:41

F-35A ... problemi con i fulmini ... di nuovo ... 

... defensenews.com ... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/06 ... nce-again/ ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 giugno 2020, 0:49

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Si avvicina il momento della certificazione per l'impiego delle armi nucleari ...

... ainonline.com ... https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... ation-bomb ...

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Anche qui ...

... theaviationist.com ... https://theaviationist.com/2020/06/22/h ... dca-tests/ ...
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Re: JSF

Messaggio da richelieu » 30 giugno 2020, 23:40

Stanno per iniziare i lavori di ristrutturazione della base aerea di Ghedi ...
«Abbiamo firmato il contratto mercoledì 10 giugno, ora partirà la progettazione e daremo il via ai lavori fra tre mesi».
Così l’ingegnere Salvatore Matarrese, direttore tecnico dell’impresa edile “Matarrese spa” ed ex deputato (nella XVII legislatura fino al 2018 per Direzione Italia / Con Monti per l’Italia), conferma il via libera al cantiere per ricostruire la base aerea dell’«atomica italiana» a Ghedi, paesino una ventina di chilometri a sud di Brescia, dopo una causa vinta al Tar locale.
I giudici amministrativi hanno infatti giudicato infondato il ricorso della seconda classificata in gara, la Icm di Vicenza.

... lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it ... "Matarrese, appalto da 91 mln: ricostruirà la base che ospita l'arsenale nucleare Nato" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 luglio 2020, 10:11

Uno 'scramble' dei nostri F-35 attualmente in Islanda ...
La Task Force Air 32nd Wing, rischierata in Islanda per la missione NATO di Air Policing Northern Lightning II, si è esercitata congiuntamente alla Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) nell’ambito delle attività di cooperazione internazionale utili a garantire sempre più elevati standard di addestramento.
Il velivolo Challenger della RDAF è stato intercettato nei cieli islandesi durante un volo di trasferimento verso la Groenlandia.

... difesa.it ... "Missione in Islanda: esercitazione di scramble con la RDAF" ...
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