AVM Gordon [RAAF] said the F-35A was “easy to fly” but “ training F-35A pilots is very different to training pilots in other fighters because of the nature of fifth-generation capabilities. ” A formation would be spread over tens of kilometres and “wingmen will be a tactical node providing sensors,...Jump to post
Spar, I have posted this previously but again because you seem to doubt it over and over again. Ozair, you can post it 10 more times and it still will stick out as a falsehood. Sorry Spar, until you come up with some actual factual evidence then what you are suggesting is merely an opinion based on...Jump to post
You seem to think the F-15C/D fleet just rolled off the assembly line. No that's just hyperbole, I do know that there have been other military aircraft that have had longer life spans than what the F-15 C will have acquired in the 2030s, and I don't believe any of them ever had their main wing spar...Jump to post
Can you tell me where you come with the statement that all AF pilots are experienced with F-5s? Do you know the range of the F-5 radar? I am surprised you didn't advocate a return to SPADS. Aren't F-5s used as trainers for new AF Jet pilots? Spads wouldn't work because they are too slow to catch up...Jump to post
It's going to take three years to train pilots, each with many years of experience flying (multi engine) jet fighters in the exact same location, in the exact same mission? And they're going to be trained on an aircraft that is more automated than the one(s) that they are already experienced with? ...Jump to post
time required to convert them to F-35,.... three years. It's going to take three years to train pilots, each with many years of experience flying (multi engine) jet fighters in the exact same location, in the exact same mission? And they're going to be trained on an aircraft that is more automated ...Jump to post
Read clearly what I wrote. The first quote from me is E model, not C. The E’s were acquired much later and were structurally reinforced. Yes I shouldn't have used that quote. However, the time when the F-15s are to be retired has lately been quoted here as in the 2040s, when earlier in this thread ...Jump to post
given the USAF intends to operate the F-15E until the early 2040s ...... When did it change? Over the past two years, the USAF has discussed options for keeping a subset of the F-15C fleet in service through the mid- to late-2030s. Those aircraft would require a longeron replacement with a $1 milli...Jump to post
The 20,000 hour lifetime is great news because it offers the opportunity to lighten it up some, as the 20,000 hour lifetime isn't needed. That isn’t the way things work. Removing reinforcement from the wing to reduce fatigue life is a waste of time. The weight saved at this stage of the F-15s life ...Jump to post
Expect a fixed price contract of $95 million or less flyaway cost. The airframe will have a 20,000 hour lifetime. Turkey's F-35 slots are being fought over by countries which have ordered the F-35. Those are pretty much the highlights and I will try to find the piece I read to post it for all the n...Jump to post
In a move that is stranger than fiction, Donald Trump is denying that Iran has arrested 17 people; he says it's a hoax. The pubbies have their whole network on board. The CBS anchor began tonight's segment on this story by asking an administration hack "how susceptible should we be about [this ...Jump to post
Must have missed the press conference where the USDOS and also Israel’s intelligence community provided photo evidence that Iran was NOT complying with the treaty. Right after that, we backed out. They must not have covered it on CNN or the BBC... Hey, I thought you wanted to tell us about the take...Jump to post
This is tragic, these people almost certainly are not actual CIA employees but merely Iranians working for liberalization of their country. This is another result of Trump's nonsensical actions to undo Obama's good work, it has cost these people their lives.Jump to post
Gotta love the ignorance on this board towards Isreal. Seems the Israel haters and Palestinian apologists love to point out all the events that occurred after 1947 and use it to persecute the modern state of Israel, but conveniently ignore the history of Israel and the Jewish people prior to 1947 a...Jump to post
Is this true? we (the British) have just 19 warships, half of which are unfit for sea or have insufficient crew, yet a staggering 34 admirals – almost two for every ship https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/iran-oil-tanker-tensions-uk-jeremy-hunt-boris-johnson-diplomacy-a9013536.html Edit: G...Jump to post
Indeed. Trump will start WW3 just to piss off Obama. And to solidify Jewish support in 2020. While not all American Jews are rabid Zionists, they almost all will vote as they're told when it comes to issues affecting Israel's "security". If this is actually what you believe, you do not un...Jump to post
Dieuwer wrote:Indeed. Trump will start WW3 just to piss off Obama.
ArchGuy1 wrote:Spar wrote:You think an invasion of Iran would be just like the invasion of Panama?
The invasion of Panama was not actually a war.
art wrote:why did Turkey not buy Patriot?
Pres. Trump is doing some serious, and sadly necessary, saber rattling. I think he would like to put off a major missile or bombing attack as knows it would be very bad for the USA unless there were to be a missile or other attack on a USA warship. Ships have been taken control of by Iranian forces...Jump to post
Of course it can, provided that electronic equipment has been installed to enable the authorities take over the plane, once a hijack has taken place. Such technology exists. But Boeing said that they had not installed anything of the sort. So, one can only speculate -some people have hinted that so...Jump to post
We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can. The neo-cons will actually there are democrats that want us to engage with Iran as well. I am sick of spilling American blood for regime change a...Jump to post
Hmmm.... My personal conclusions is that the evidence fully supports intentional actions by someone very knowledgeable about the 777 and its systems. There is evidence that Pilot Zaharie was a person with problems in his life - and who had simulated a similar flight. I consider that a strong indica...Jump to post
But they absolutely didn't give a thought on how to bridge the gap between cat and human. If you would see the play you'd understand. There is a reason why it was sold out on Broadway and won so many awards. It may not be intuitive if you haven't seen it, but it "works". I suspect that lo...Jump to post
Iraq was actually a success by every metric well until Obama pulled out an the troops. Same with Vietnam. After the tet offensive the North had all but lost but the hate America left won the propaganda war. First off, it was Bush that ordered the withdrawl, but that's pretty insignificant as the Ir...Jump to post
They are smart. Uk let them into the game. They will not do anything against a us ship. Now uk sits with a few iran sailers an iran with some uk sailers. And I suspect there will be some serious political turmoil within Britain as the wisdom of getting involved in Trump's bitter little affair is qu...Jump to post
Lilienthal wrote:Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...
Wonder if the Iranians will confirm. I doubt it; why would they? In fact: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters at the United Nations: “We have no information about losing a drone today.” Meanwhile: The missing tanker has been identified as the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker M...Jump to post
It may be the UAE-based Riah tanker that stopped transmitting its position as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday Iran claims it was smuggling. Supposedly this tanker holds only 2 million liters — making it a small vessel when compared with supertankers that can carry 2 million barrels...Jump to post
Spar. so much for your theories on the F-35 and how it will replace everything. https://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-will-not-meet-80-mission-capable-goal The temporary canopy problem? Are you sure this isn't the link you wanted to post? https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-sees-f-35-having-a...Jump to post
EX would be a downgrade for them. Flame bait warning :flamed: :rotfl: bt As has often been the case for this thread, once again we have a deflection; a change of subject. The point is, that texl1649 wasn't even close to being accurate, it seems that he had made up the "facts" of his post ...Jump to post
If the USAF, Israelis, saudis, Qataris, Japanese, Taiwan, and Koreans are all buying or taking a hard look at this aircraft, it must make a pretty compelling argument for itself. Saudi Arabia has been denied the F-35 and have pursued the SA model; they did that prior to the EX, an EX would be a dow...Jump to post
It would have made a great decoration for somebody's garden.
But it was a bit pricy.
But I thought that this would be a fixed price contract?. Development risk is being addressed by the non-recurring funds that have already been approved by the Houses. And if Boeing mess up, they will have to eat it like they are doing with the tanker. And unlike the tanker, there is no mass quanti...Jump to post
[I have Lt Gen Mark Nowland from one of the links above making it clear why they haven’t gone for a US$12 million dollar upgrade. In case you missed it, The Nowland quote you provided doesn't even address that subject. Are you sure you cut and pasted the right stuff? You quoted him from a 2017 arti...Jump to post
There is no guarantee the upgrade would cost 12 million or less. Just as there is no guarantee that Boeing would deliver the EX product for the price they are bidding. There is no reason to think one project is more likely to go overbudget than the other and please remember we are comparing 90 mill...Jump to post
Japan still won't apologize over the "comfort girl" issue. There won't be peace until they take responsibility for that.Jump to post
Why don't the Russians fear, that the secrets of the S400 are falling in NATO's hand? Because there isn't much useful information to be learned from a hands on experience with the S-400 unless there is an unknown glaring deficiency somewhere in the system, which must not exist. Their are no surpris...Jump to post
Do you think that even once in General David Goldfein's career, spanning the time from when he was a 2nd lieutenant until him being the four star that he is, do you think that even once in that career he ever publically claimed that he was doing something or supporting something simply because his ...Jump to post
Actually Spar, again you demonstrate your inability to review a set of data and draw a valid conclusion from it… From FlightGlobal in March where they quoted Congressional Testimony . "Our challenge was when you look at the force structure that we have there were four fourth-[generation] airpl...Jump to post
Spar, how about you take some time and read the entire thread. I am 100% against buying the F-15EX compared to upping the production rate of the F-35 and replacing existing USAF 4th gen airframes with the F-35 ASAP. What you seem to miss is the ability to objectively look at a set of data and evalu...Jump to post