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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1455 on: November 01, 2018, 11:24:35 am »
Odd.  You would think this old video might cause some measure of caution in casting easy dismissals.


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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1456 on: November 01, 2018, 12:37:30 pm »
That video is showing an "icing on the cake" feature that is really nice to have since you are going to be in the area anyways.  Obviously a high-endurance drone would be a better platform in the long run.  However, most drones will not have the CPU power to properly analyze the feeds on such a large scale.

Btw, the new EODAS modules coming in 2023 will give 5x the resolution of current systems.
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1457 on: November 01, 2018, 08:28:50 pm »
Odd.  You would think this old video might cause some measure of caution in casting easy dismissals.



I remember first hearing about that and couldn't help but glee at the idea of some Macross Plus level stuff finally entering the real world.  Seeing right through the floor........


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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1458 on: November 05, 2018, 03:40:04 am »
That would be the BaE P.125.

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1460 on: November 10, 2018, 10:20:17 am »
F-35 and QE



(nice slowdown at the end of 35 rolling out the ski ramp)



(no real interest)



And one of the video posted recently has this (below). What is this?

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1461 on: November 10, 2018, 12:07:30 pm »
F-35 and QE



(nice slowdown at the end of 35 rolling out the ski ramp)



(no real interest)



And one of the video posted recently has this (below). What is this?

It is the BlackSwift Hypersonic Cruise Vehicle as featured in Steve Pace's Skunk Works book, the program itself was canceled.     

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1462 on: November 10, 2018, 02:48:41 pm »
Thank you. Can't believe I had this one forgotten.

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1463 on: November 14, 2018, 05:44:56 pm »
Was the rolling short landing ever attempted with the Harrier?  Not sure if it was simply too dangerous to try (obviously easier with F-35B), or if it was because "Harrier carriers" were simply too small and couldn't afford to leave such space.  The QE is pretty damn big, and well laid out for it's intended air compliment.

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1464 on: November 19, 2018, 05:13:53 am »
Britain has committed to another 17 F-35Bs, bringing the total order so far to 35.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-confirms-new-deal-for-17-f-35bs-453689/

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1465 on: November 26, 2018, 06:34:21 am »
https://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php/news/defence-news/2018/november-2018-navy-naval-defense-news/6689-japan-set-to-procure-f-35b-stovl-aircraft-for-jmsdf-izumo-class-helicopter-destroyer.html

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The Japanese government has decided to procure the F35B short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) stealth fighter aircraft as part of the new defense plan to be outlined next month.
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In February 2018, the Yomiuri Shimbun reported that Japan was planning to acquire 40 vertical takeoff and landing F-35Bs, which could be operated from these ships with some alterations. In March this year, the ruling LDP called upon the Japanese government to develop its own aircraft carriers and operate F-35B aircraft, which has been thought to include refitting the Izumo class.

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1466 on: November 27, 2018, 11:41:02 am »
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Japan to order 100 more F-35 fighters from US
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November 27, 2018 11:26 JST

TOKYO -- Japan is preparing to order another 100 F-35 stealth fighter jets from the U.S. to replace some of its aging F-15s, according to sources.

The plan can be considered a response to China's military buildup, as well as a nod to U.S. President Donald Trump's call for Tokyo to buy more American defense equipment. Japan already intended to procure 42 of the new fighters.

A single F-35 costs more than 10 billion yen ($88.1 million), meaning the additional order would exceed 1 trillion yen.

Japan's government plans to approve the purchase when it adopts new National Defense Program Guidelines at a cabinet meeting in mid-December. It will also include the F-35 order in its medium-term defense program, which covers fiscal 2019 to fiscal 2023. The government wants to obtain 42 F-35s as successors to its F-4s by fiscal 2024.

The 42 fighters Japan originally planned to buy are all F-35As, a conventional takeoff and landing variant. The additional 100 planes would include both the F-35A and F-35B, which is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings.

At present, Japan deploys about 200 F-15s, roughly half of which cannot be upgraded. The Defense Ministry wants to replace the planes that cannot be upgraded with the 100 F-35s, while enhancing and retaining the remaining F-15s.

To accommodate the F-35Bs, the government intends to revamp the Maritime Self-Defense Force's JS Izumo helicopter carrier to host the fighters.

Japan's neighbors are busy introducing their own advanced military aircraft. China deployed its homegrown J-20 stealth fighter in February, and by 2030 some experts expect the country to build a fleet of more than 250 fifth-generation jets -- as the latest generation of fighters like the F-35 is known.

Russia, too, is expected to introduce its fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 in 2019, at the earliest.

To keep up, Tokyo believes it is imperative to significantly increase its procurement of the most sophisticated stealth jets.

At the same time, Trump has repeatedly urged Japan to purchase more American hardware and reduce the trade imbalance between the countries. Buying more of the high-priced fighters is a quick way to do that.

In September, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Trump, "Introducing high-performance equipment, including American [materiel], is important for our country to strengthen its defense capabilities."

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1468 on: December 11, 2018, 04:29:29 am »
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/198270/f_35-“stealth”-coating-wearing-off-faster-than-expected.html

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Reply #1469 on: December 11, 2018, 10:09:12 am »
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/198270/f_35-“stealth”-coating-wearing-off-faster-than-expected.html

But the F-35s LO was baked into the skin as people here have said.
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