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The latest sea trials: F-35B on the USS Wasp

Discussion in 'Military' started by genxer36, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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  2. Sep 29, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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  3. Sep 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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  6. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    but it's interesting to see how many countries we're letting have the JSF-35
     
  7. Sep 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Uh , Joint Strike Fighter ?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2012 at 10:33 PM
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    It is actually a PITA as we have requirements for how many suppliers from variouscountrys we are allowed (both max and mins), so, for example, if there is a supplierfrom Britain that makes a very high quality component we need, if we havealready crossed the quota from Britain, we cannot use that supplier, even ifthe component is perfect.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2012 at 10:36 PM
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    exactly my point

    I just find it interesting how the technology gets distributed to other countries
    like Italy and Japan and...turkey?
    and the netherlands?
     
  10. Sep 29, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    So how is the US " letting " other countries have the plane ?

    Me no understand you
     
  11. Sep 29, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    added an edit

    more along the lines of "it would be awkward to go to war with countries with the same equipment"
     
  12. Sep 30, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    The idea was to build so many and they would be purchased by so many other countries that it would help control cost. But that did't happen and more and more countries are backing out. Australia I think is one of them.

    Turkey will always get our technology due to their location. They let us put nukes there in teh coldwar, we will always have an air base there. It makes sense.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:29 PM
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    The Hornets they have are rather old (F/A-18A+ IIRC) and have racked up a considerable amount of flight time. Like most everything else, there is a "Use By" date on them. I believe there was a program to extend the CF-18 to 12,000 flight hours, since they don't have the added stress of carrier ops on them. Ours are on an 8,000 hour life span, with additional limits for arrested landings.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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    :yawn:
     
  16. Oct 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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  17. Nov 20, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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    I guess the Marines are starting their 1st squardon in MCAS Yuma for the F-35.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/1...eneration-strike-fighter-jet/?test=latestnews

    On a side note about 2 yrs ago, our construction company bid a hanger for the F-35 in NC for the MC. The bid date got pushed back and we put it on the shelf. I have no idea if that ever got the green light or not. I still like the AV8B better. Jet just looks mean.
     
  18. Nov 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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    VMFA-121 was my first Squadron. They have an amazing and prestigious history. It only seams fitting that they be the first to step forward into the future with this amazing aircraft. This squadron seems to always be the tip of the spear when it comes to the Airwing.
     
  19. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    Canada officially cancelled their order for the F-35. Waiting for other countries to follow. The cost will just go up.
     
  20. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    Interesting

    You have a link ? There is nothing about it on the CBC news site
     
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