(...) And, the DOT&E noted “unacceptable” problems with the accuracy of the F-35A’s internal cannon after flying 19 ground strafing test missions.“Investigations into the gun mounts of the F-35A revealed misalignments that result in muzzle alignment errors,” says DOT&E. “As a result, the true alignment of each F-35A gun is not known, so the program is considering options for re-boresighting and correcting gun alignments.” The F-35B and F-35C aircraft have unique gun pods, which are carried externally, and are accurate, says DOT&E.https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dote-delivers-another-scathing-report-on-f-35-progr-455483/
Stealth Strike: The Marines' Version of the F-35 Flew More Than 100 Combat SortiesF-35Bs flew more than 100 combat sorties against the Taliban and ISIS while deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex, said Lt. Col. Kyle Shoop, commander of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211.
Singapore to buy 4 F-35 fighter jets with option for 8 more; price comparable to F-15SGRead more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/f35-fighter-jets-mindef-singapore-air-force-buy-4-budget-2019-11300934
Itália sem dinheiro para comprar F35. Já há um ano que não paga nada à LM.Turcos só em dezembro saberão se terão esses caças.
Work starts integrating next generation Meteor and Spear onto UK F-35 Fleet18 Mar 2019https://www.baesystems.com/en/article/work-starts-integrating-next-generation-meteor-and-spear-onto-uk-f-35-fleet
(Traduzido para Inglês)Pilot and money shortages can cause brand new combat aircraft to remain on the groundWith 52 fighter planes, Norway will have one of the world's most modern air defense. Now more fear that we will not get enough pilots to fly them.Sveinung Berg BentzrødPublished: 07 March 2019 6:02updated: 07 March 2019 13:33Without the fighter plane and control in the air, the rest of the Armed Forces have little or no value, says the defense management. Norway now has nine F-35 fighter aircraft. There will be six new ones every year, directly from the Fort Worth factory.(PHOTO: Ned Alley / NTB scanpix)- In 2025 we will have one of the world's most modern air defense. My big concern is whether we get enough money to use it, says Major General Tonje Skinnarland. She is the commander of the Air Force. A defense branch that cuts the number of bases, but where investments in new aircraft are staggeringly large. Norway has now received nine F-35 fighter aircraft , at an average price of NOK 1.375 billion. Another seven are in the United States for training. In total, Norway will buy 52 such aircraft, in addition to several other types of aircraft.According to the Norwegian Air Force Chief of Staff, there is a large difference between the recommended number of pilots and the actual number of trainees undergoing training each year. In addition, she stressed, there is still a large shortage of maintenance technicians. This is exacerbated by the fact that many pilots and technicians operating today are approaching retirement age. Brigadier Oyvind Strandman, who in the past was responsible for training programs in the Norwegian Air Force, shared his concern: "What happens is that we get a very expensive weapons system, but we do not have the economic capabilities to operate it completely because of the lack of competent operations," Strandman said.The operating costs of an F-35 fighter are about NOK 110,000 per hour (+/- 11.500€ per hour). A full course for a pilot is about NOK 60 million (about 6.2 million euros). The combination of these factors represents a very high burden even for Norway's oil-rich economy. Norwegian air defense has recently reduced the number of military bases, but has invested heavily in new aircraft. So far Norway has received nine F-35 fighter jets with an average price of around NOK 1.375 billion per unit (about 143 million euros), with another 7 aircraft still in US testing. With a total of 52 aircraft, Norway will be the main user in Europe of F-35, the most expensive military project in history and which has been marked by several technical deficiencies in this apparatus.https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/G1oQ3l/Pilot--og-pengemangel-kan-fore-til-at-splitter-nye-kampfly-blir-staende-pa-bakken
Mas quanto ao 35, este artigo é muito elucidativo: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-f-35-isnt-ready-war-48312O artigo é tão extenso que nem vou transcrevê-lo aqui.
Citação de: NVF em Março 21, 2019, 06:06:34 pmMas quanto ao 35, este artigo é muito elucidativo: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-f-35-isnt-ready-war-48312O artigo é tão extenso que nem vou transcrevê-lo aqui.Credo! Os russos e chineses, a ler isto, devem-se estar todos a rir.