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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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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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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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24 giugno 2020, 19:46
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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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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Messaggio da richelieu » 4 luglio 2020, 10:26

Cara Turchia ... ti perdoniamo se ... :usa2:
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) has a novel approach to solving some of the U.S.’s problems with fellow NATO member Turkey: Sell us your Russian S-400 air defense system, and you can come back into the F-35 program.
Thune inserted language into the Senate’s Fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act bill to allow the Army to buy the S-400, also known as the Triumf, from Turkey, using missile procurement money.
In exchange, Turkey, which was expelled from the F-35 program over its purchase of the S-400, could re-enter the program and resume providing more than 100 parts and sub-assemblies for the fighter, and also serve as a regional repair hub for it.

... airforcemag.com ... "Thune Plan for Turkey: Sell U.S. the Triumf, All Will Be Forgiven on F-35" ...

Anche qui ... defensenews.com ... "US could buy Turkey’s Russian-made S-400 under Senate proposal" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 5 luglio 2020, 21:52

E' stato notato un diverso tipo di finitura su uno degli F-35A italiani attualmente presenti in Islanda ...
The new coating was already applied to US-built aircraft since 2017, but this seems to be the first time it’s applied to aircraft assembled internationally.
As you may already know, six Italian Air Force’s F-35As are currently deployed in Iceland for the second time in support of NATO Icelandic Air Policing.
A few days ago, two F-35s performed a Tango Scramble (or Training Scramble) to intercept a Challenger CL-604 of the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) on its way to Greenland, which acted as a “zombie” for this training mission.
“Zombie” is the term used by Quick Reaction Alert pilots to refer to the unidentified aircraft that they are going to intercept.
The RDAF later posted a photo of the two fighter jets flying in formation with the Challenger at the end of the training event on their social media channels.
What’s interesting about this photo is that we can see side by side both the new and the old coating of the F-35.
To be more precise, the aircraft in the background is the one with the older livery, while the other one in the foreground is the F-35 with the new livery.

... theaviationist.com ... "New and Old F-35 Coatings Compared in Recent Photo of Two Italian Lightning II Jets" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 luglio 2020, 21:21

A tu per tu con gli "Orsi" ...

I nostri F-35A attualmente presenti in Islanda decollano su allarme ...

... theaviationist.com ... "Italian F-35As Perform First Alert Scramble From Iceland To Monitor Activity Of Three Russian Tu-142 Bear F/J Aircraft" ...

La "prudenza", invece, dell' Aeronautica Militare ...

... aeronautica.difesa.it ... "Missione in Islanda: doppio allarme scramble per la missione di Air Policing" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 luglio 2020, 12:33

Altro che perdono ...
... quattro senatori, in una lettera bipartisan rivolta al SecDef Mark T. Esper, chiedono che l'espulsione della Turchia dal programma JSF venga accelerata ...
Turkey’s expulsion from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is overdue and should be expedited, regardless of the cost, according to a July 6 letter from four senators to Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper.
The lawmakers say delays in kicking Turkey out of the F-35 supply chain are making the U.S. look weak and are hampering diplomatic efforts to restrain Russian arms sales while economic sanctions are in place.
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) aired their frustration that the Pentagon isn’t complying with the sense of Congress that Turkey’s role as a supplier of F-35 parts, which the Pentagon agreed would end early this year, will actually continue for another two years.

... airforcemag.com ... "Senators Want to Speed Turkey’s F-35 Ouster" ...

Anche qui ... defensenews.com ... "Stop buying Turkey’s F-35 parts, lawmakers tell DoD" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 luglio 2020, 0:27

La RAAF ha ormai ricevuto 21 F-35A ...


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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 luglio 2020, 19:38

La HMS Queen Elizabeth si prepara al primo dispiegamento ...

... ainonline.com ... "UK Carrier On Course for First Deployment" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 20 luglio 2020, 16:13

Uno sguardo sul futuro ... visione realistica o libro dei sogni?
This is the vision for the Lockheed Martin F-35 program in 10 years:

A worldwide fleet of more than 2,000 fighters is in service with a still-growing list of customers.
Sales are spurred by a unit procurement price and cost per flight hour equal to or only slightly higher than a fourth-generation fighter.
Yet the newly modernized Block 4 fleet of F-35s boasts 25 times more computing power than the version of the aircraft operating today, enabling the software-based onboard fusion engine to mine data from a far more advanced set of active and passive sensors.
As the situational awareness in cockpit expands, the pilots have a variety of new weapon options available: the ability to carry six Lockheed Martin AIM-260 or Raytheon AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles internally; a maritime strike capability of the Joint Strike Missile; and the use of new long-range strike missiles, such as the future Stand-in Attack Weapon (SiAW) internally and possibly a hypersonic cruise missile carried externally.
Meanwhile, the Lot 22 F-35 rolling off Lockheed’s assembly line in 2030 also can access a new class of air-launched attritable stores that add vast new sensing capacity, multiply weapon loadouts and, depending on the mission, serve as kinetic options themselves.
The F-35’s role has already evolved from standard counterair and strike missions.
The Army and Navy now use the F-35’s sensor data remotely to guide their interceptors to knock down incoming missiles.
The Air Force’s decentralized command-and-control system relies on the F-35’s processing power, sensor data and communication hooks to orchestrate a wider attack in all domains.
F-35 pilots still train to perform traditional fighter missions, but the role the aircraft plays defies the vocabulary of the Air Force’s designation system.

... aviationweek.com ... "Lengthy F-35 Upgrade List To Transform Strike Fighter’s Future Role" ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 luglio 2020, 9:15

Gli F-35 destinati alla Turchia?
Se li prenderà l' USAF ...

Dalla pagina "Contracts" del DoD del 20 Luglio 2020 ...
NAVY ...

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $861,731,778 modification (P00040) to previously-awarded fixed-price incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price contract N00019-17-C-0001.
This modification exercises options to procure eight Lot 14 F-35A Lightning II repositioned aircraft as a result of the Republic of Turkey’s removal from the F-35 program, and six Lot 14 F-35A aircraft for the Air Force.
Additionally, this modification establishes undefinitized line items that provides recurring engineering in support of the modification of the eight Lot 14 F-35A Lightning II repositioned aircraft to a full operationally capable F-35A Air Force configuration.
Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (63%); El Segundo, California (14%); Warton, United Kingdom (9%); 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 completed by May 2026.
Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Air Force) funds for $848,881,778 will be obligated at time of award.
No funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Anche qui ... ainonline.com ... "U.S. Air Force To Take Over Turkey’s F-35s" ...
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Secondo Jane's ... l' Aeronautica Militare rivedrà la dottrina d' impiego degli F-35 e degli Eurofighter ...
The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has said both its Eurofighter and Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleets will be used for multirole operations, reversing its previously stated policy of restricting different types to particular roles.
Speaking at a ‘virtual’ NATO Iceland Air Policing event, a senior AMI officer said that, while the practise of limiting the Eurofighter to air defence and the Lightning II to ground attack previously made sense, the ‘omnirole’ capabilities of both meant that this was no longer the case.

... "Italy declares Eurofighter and Lightning II to be multirole platforms" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 24 luglio 2020, 12:17

Sulla via del ritorno dall' Islanda ...

... theaviationist.com ... https://theaviationist.com/2020/07/22/t ... sh-f-35bs/ ...

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Sulla via del ritorno dall' Islanda ...

... theaviationist.com ... https://theaviationist.com/2020/07/22/t ... sh-f-35bs/ ...
Da fonte ufficiale ... aeronautica.difesa.it ... http://www.aeronautica.difesa.it/comuni ... -RAF-.aspx ...

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Messaggio da richelieu » 31 luglio 2020, 19:25

L'Aeronautica Militare si esercita, con un suo F-35B, a Pantelleria ...

... aeronautica.difesa.it ... Esercitazione “Proof of Concept Expeditionary”, testate a Pantelleria le capacità di proiezione dell'Aeronautica Militare ...

Il sito di "The Aviationist" presenta, inoltre, un reportage nel quale il CSM AMI esprime il suo punto di vista circa i rapporti con la MM ...

... Italian Air Force F-35B Makes Official Debut During Expeditionary Proof of Concept Exercise ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 2 agosto 2020, 11:27

Riservato ai paesi nordici ... :coldcold: :coldcold: :coldcold:

Immagine

Lockheed Martin released an image of three F-35As equipped with a pod on the aft dorsal section, which is likely meant to carry a drag chute to release for landing on icy runways.

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