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DEAR USMC: YOU ARE GETTING YOUR F-35B, NOW GET THE VERY MOST OUT OF IT

After my recent piece about the Navy’s new LHA “America” class of amphibious assault ship’s inadequate thermal protection built into its flight deck, I think it is time for the Marine Corps, and the “Gator Navy,” to get serious about getting the most out of … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 FLOUNDERS ON WHILE ESSENTIAL F-16 UPGRADE PROGRAM MAY GET AXED

More of the same from the DoD and USAF regarding borrowing from their existing fighter fleet’s capability to pay for their Death Star of boondoggles, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. There is a new information out highlighting the continuing “teething … Read the rest of this entry

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DISGRACE: NAVY’S NEW PURPOSE BUILT “F-35B CARRIER” CANNOT WITHSTAND CONTINUOUS F-35B OR MV-22 OPERATIONS

http://news.usni.org/2014/01/15/sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sna-2014-heat-f-35-mv-22-continue-plague-big-deck-amphibs The issues with the F-35B’s exhaust gasses, and the MV-22 Osprey’s as well, damaging the decks of America’s “L class” ships is nothing new. What is new is that America’s latest amphibious assault ship, the USS America, designed without … Read the rest of this entry

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BRIEFING ON SUPER HORNET ADVANCED

Here is the unclassified manufacturer brief on the Super Hornet Advanced. It gives a clear idea of what type of operational capability enhancements come with the conformal tanks, weapons pods and so on. Good info for better understanding on the program … Read the rest of this entry

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: NAKED LIGHTNING

Brandon Thetford posted this solid snap of a partially painted F-35 jetting out of Fort Worth over at Airfighters.com. Of special note is the composite blended form that is the diverterless supersonic inlet on the F-35. You can see more of … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35’S DAS DETECTS TANK & AAA FIRE, SHOWS INCREDIBLE PROMISE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF POTENTIAL PLATFORMS

The most exciting part of the F-35 program is the aircraft’s unique “Distributed Aperture System” which provides an almost panoptic sphere of situational awareness around the jet at both short and medium ranges. In the video above the manufacturer claims … Read the rest of this entry

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THE F-35: RIDING ON A PILLAR OF CASH & HOT AIR

A big thanks to the good folks at Air Forces Monthly for posting this little gem on their Facebook wall this morning! It looks so wrong that it has to be right…

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LOCKHEED’S “WINCHESTER MYSTERY PLANE”: DROOPING EXPECTATIONS, BALLOONING COST, AND QUESTIONABLE TIMELINES

Full Report: http://timemilitary.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/f-35-jsf-dote-fy12-annual-report.pdf Also, make sure not to miss this little gem: http://nation.time.com/2013/01/11/hot-stuff-the-f-35-just-became-25-more-vulnerable/ You know what guys? I am not going to go through this report with a fine tooth comb, I think you should read it. I am really sick of … Read the rest of this entry

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CHINA BUYS TU-22 BACKFIRES?: NOT JUST THE PLANES, THE ENTIRE PRODUCTION LINE…

Our good friend David Cenciotti over at the Aviationist.com reports that China has purchased at the least a significant batch of Cold War era Tu-22 backfires from Russia, although it appears that this could actually be a deal for the … Read the rest of this entry

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CANADA IN FULL RECOIL OVER THE TRUE COST OF REPLACING THEIR CF-18 HORNETS WITH THE F-35

Exactly as I have predicted for years (please read the over 150 position pieces and commentary updates on the F-35 boondoggle posted on this site for consistent proof), Canada looks like it is going to shop for the best jet … Read the rest of this entry

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FIGHTER FACTORY: HOW THE F-35 PRODUCTION LINE WORKS

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GO ASK ALIS!: THE F-35 IS ABOUT TO GO “FICTIONALLY OPERATIONAL” WOEFULLY UNPREPARED

The USMC is fielding its first “operational” squadron of F-35Bs at MCAS Yuma as I am writing this, although in reality the truth is very far from the headlines. Testing has not even reached the half-way point on the JSF … Read the rest of this entry

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F-35 DROPS A SLAMMER

First aerial weapons separation of an AIM-120 AMRAAM:

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JUST A REALLY COOL PICTURE: THE F-35B’S PORTHOLES

              It maybe common but is sure ain’t simple… *Photo via Lockheed Martin

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THE F-35C THE MOST DEADLY OF THE JSF VARIANTS IN THE TURNING FIGHT

New compilation of F-35B & F-35C test footage:  

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