Israeli F-35s


NZDoug
#301
OH, NO !!!
They will have to give these away soon!
18 years in the making and looking worse every day.
.........
"The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester said the next-generation F-35 jet continues to fall short of full combat readiness targets and, despite some progress on reliability issues, all three versions of the fighter are breaking down “more often than planned.”
None of the Air Force, Marines and Navy variants of the Lockheed Martin Corp. fighter are meeting their five key “reliability or maintainability metrics,” Robert Behler, the Pentagon’s director of operational testing, said in prepared remarks Wednesday before two House Armed Services Committee panels.
The House subcommittees are reviewing the $428 billion program’s status and progress recovering from years of cost overruns and production delays.
“The operational suitability of the F-35 fleet remains at a level below service expectations,” Behler said in the prepared remarks. “In short, for all variants, aircraft are breaking down more often than planned and taking longer to fix.”
His statement is a reality check just weeks after the Pentagon and Lockheed Martin announced that they finalized the largest contract in the program’s history, a deal valued at $34 billion for 478 additional aircraft. About $27 billion of F-35s have already been placed on contract even though the program hasn’t completed all its combat testing and struggles with reliability.
Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager Greg Ulmer said after the hearing that he doesn’t “necessarily agree” with Behler’s characterization. “If you look lot-over-lot, reliability and maintainability is significantly better for the airplanes delivering off the line,” he said, while acknowledging there were some outstanding issues “and we are going after them.”
The program continues in its most rigorous phase of combat testing, a stage that will stretch into next year. So far, 458 jets have been fielded out of about 3,500 planned purchases by U.S. and allies from Australia to Poland. Pentagon approval for full-rate production, delayed from December, looms for 2020.
Even with that 2020 target approaching, analysis to date shows that neither the Marine Corps nor Navy F-35 models are currently “on track” to meet their reliability metrics even as they log more hours, according to the latest assessment.
Among the key lagging metrics cited by Behler are “mean flight hours between critical failure” -- a data point that refers to the time between failures that result in the loss of capability to perform a mission-critical task, or mean time between part removals for replacement from the supply chain."
More:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...20Bird%20Brief
 
Curious Cdn
-1
#302
The one cool thing about them is that you can fly them off of mini aircraft carriers ... like the ones that the Japanese and Australians have. The damned planes cost as much each as a Frigate, though and who the hell is going to spend all that to have an air wing of four planes?
 
NZDoug
#303
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

The one cool thing about them is that you can fly them off of mini aircraft carriers ... like the ones that the Japanese and Australians have. The damned planes cost as much each as a Frigate, though and who the hell is going to spend all that to have an air wing of four planes?

Its like a guaranteed life with the losers who propagate bull shirt.
Alls well.
 
spilledthebeer
#304
Quote: Originally Posted by NZDoug View Post

OH, No!!!
Another fly in the fly’s ointment.
It's official: top Pentagon officials will NOT clear the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter for full-rate production this year, after setbacks during a crucial testing phase.
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord on Friday said officials may not sign off on the F-35 full-rate production milestone -- a sign of confidence in the program to produce more fighter jets -- until as far out as January 2021 because of the latest testing lapse.
"I'm going to make some decisions about when that full-rate production decision will be made shortly," Lord said at a briefing at the Pentagon Friday.
Last month, it was revealed that the Lockheed Martin-made F-35 would not complete its already-delayed formal operational test phase by the new fall deadline due to a setback in the testing process.
Military.com first reported that while F-35 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) was supposed to be complete by late summer, the testing was incomplete due to an unfinished phase known as the Joint Simulation Environment. The F-35 Joint Program Office and Pentagon at the time confirmed the delay.
"We are not making as quick progress on the Joint Simulation Environment integrating the F-35 into it," Lord told reporters during the briefing. "It is a critical portion of IOT&E," she said, adding inspectors need to get JSE "absolutely correct" before further testing can be done.
The Office of the Secretary of Defense would be the authority to sign off on the decision, moving the program out of its low-rate initial production (LRIP) stage.
More
https://www.military.com/daily-news/...uyer-says.html
Keep away from this dud, bud.






HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Nut Zone Doug resumes whining about the F 35!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Gosh NUT........................should we assume that development of the new RED Chinese super weapons....................


is running as smoothly as the Russian version of super weapons??????????????????????


So now instead of boasting about SCARY NEW RED CHINESE weapons................................


that are ACTUALLY failing to scare the Yankees...........................


you are now reduced yet again to trying to persuade the Yankees not to arm themselves............................


with weapons your SOVIET MASTERS CANNOT BEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
MHz
#305
The only problem with the F-35 is picking up all the parts after it gets blasted out of the air. It was a test bet for drone pilots dumbass. Might as well call it a supersonic helicopter.
 
spilledthebeer
#306
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

The only problem with the F-35 is picking up all the parts after it gets blasted out of the air. It was a test bet for drone pilots dumbass. Might as well call it a supersonic helicopter.




Uh huh..............................


and we call you a SUPER CHARGED MANURE SPREADER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Too bad the only crop that can be grown in your BULLSHIT



is PROPAGANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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