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Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic

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The mistake is mine obviously. I should have correctly written starboard to name the side of the damaged engines and pod.
Regarding the damages on port side (hence left and right on the photo), don't forget the massive fuel leak (photo and probably comms - mentioned by the pilot in his mayday call). I won't be surprised if he flew through debris. That could also explain the single prop blade missing on engine #1 as the pod.

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Dear TomcatVIP and mkellytx,

Please use standard nomenclature: USN, USMC, USAF, FAA, SAE, etc..
All left and right, up and down, fore and aft are defined from the pilot's seat.
Ergo the left wing tip is always off the pilot's left shoulder along with the #1 engine and #2 engine.

Thanks riggerrob, that's what you get from a blue suiter posting late at night after a couple of beers
 
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Relax dear mkellytx,
I am also an old blue-suiter, but gave up on beers during the last century.
Hah!
Hah!
 

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Perhaps that comes with the second or third sorties?
 

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Dual option packages from DSCA for Finland-

1) F35 -$12.5B

- 64 Blk 4 F-35A Aircraft (and spare engines)
- 500 GBU-53/B Small Diameter II bombs
- 32 AIM-9X Block II+ missiles (F-35)
- 100 AGM-154C-1 JSOW-C munitions
- 200 JASSM-ER
- 150 JDAM Guidance Kits
- F-35 Performance Based Logistics


2) F-18 - $14.7B

- 50 x F/A-18E, 8 x F/A-18F, 14 x EA-18G
- Similar weapons from F35 package
- 74 AN/AYK-29 Distributed Targeting Processor – Networked (DTP-N)
- 8 NGJammer sets (16 mid band pods)

 

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Dual option packages from DSCA for Finland-

1) F35 -$12.5B

- 64 Blk 4 F-35A Aircraft (and spare engines)
- 500 GBU-53/B Small Diameter II bombs
- 32 AIM-9X Block II+ missiles (F-35)
- 100 AGM-154C-1 JSOW-C munitions
- 200 JASSM-ER
- 150 JDAM Guidance Kits
- F-35 Performance Based Logistics


2) F-18 - $14.7B

- 50 x F/A-18E, 8 x F/A-18F, 14 x EA-18G
- Similar weapons from F35 package
- 74 AN/AYK-29 Distributed Targeting Processor – Networked (DTP-N)
- 8 NGJammer sets (16 mid band pods)


I didn't think AGM-158 was integrated with F-35 or F-18, outside of AGM-158C for USN F-18s.
 

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Pratt & Whitney will assess F135 engine enhancements required to support future F-35 weapon system capability requirements across all F-35 variants beginning with Block 4.2 aircraft. The scope of the assessment focuses on enhancements addressing improvements to up and away thrust, powered lift thrust, power and thermal management capacity, and fuel burn reduction.

 

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Pratt & Whitney will assess F135 engine enhancements required to support future F-35 weapon system capability requirements across all F-35 variants beginning with Block 4.2 aircraft. The scope of the assessment focuses on enhancements addressing improvements to up and away thrust, powered lift thrust, power and thermal management capacity, and fuel burn reduction.

Wait, what? "Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp."? Either there's a heck of a typo there or I missed a major sale from United Technologies Corp. to Raytheon.
 

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Qatar's following the Airfix Acquisition Strategy.

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A sudden spasm of nostalgia..... I bought quite a few of those aircraft kits when I were a lad.

I also had a collection of all sorts of different models from a 17th Century Sovereign of the Sea's to Capt Scarlet's Angel Interceptor. But non ever surviveththd my mother's "that gather" purges. Unless it was in a box and could go in the bedding/blanket box that served as my toy box it died!!!!
 

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Greece to receive F-35s that were supposed to be Turkish

 

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During Pompeo's visit, the supply of 20 F35 was launched, 6 of which will be purchased on smart loan in 2012 and together with the first 6 Rafale will be the firepower of the Greek Air Force. The USA escaped the behavior of the Turks and sold us with facilities and through the government-to-government process the F35s that the neighbors had ordered. On the part of the purchase and use of the S400 the glass overflowed. The overflow is not limited to the supply of F35s but also to the remote at this time possible to transfer the base of Ensirlik to Crete. The issue is described as "early" but is already being officially discussed in the US Senate.
Interesting indeed.
 

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Ironic because of the Turkish government's hedging its bets on defence by acquiring S400 being followed by its arch-rival getting F-35. How much of an improvement to the Turkish position is that? No random event as I see it.
 

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Storm in a teacup. F35 spare parts do not from on trees, any operator that steps out of line will find themselves without parts, and out of the game within a month or 2. Sure they could canibalise for a while, but these supply chains are now intergrated, USA will know where every part is.
 

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It's important to look at what's not in the sale — like electronic warfare airplanes, DesRoches noted [an associate professor and senior military fellow at the National Defense University in Washington] . "That probably means there was a tech review and it was decided that we wouldn't offer the UAE aircraft with the capabilities it wanted — that is, we're not giving them everything they asked for as Trump is bum-rushed out the door." Defense contracts and deliveries can take years to finalize, he added.

 

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