F-35 hit another their development milestones

June 5 fighter F-35A with the ordinary takeoff and landing (for the Air Force version) for the first time launched SD AIM-120 AMRAAM class «air-air» over the sea polygon Mugu, reports ASDNews June 7.   The test was conducted as part of the testing unit software Block 2B. Aircraft F-35A reached the significant progress, including their start pilot training based Eglin (FL), delivery of the first test of combat aircraft to bases Edwards and Nellis (Nevada), the first in-flight refueling and flights at huge angles of attack.   «These facts testify to the success of the entire military industry. Thousands

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South Korea to buy 40 F-35A fighter

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«Lockheed» reported on the F-35 PROGRAM

November 15th the company Lockheed Martin, presented a report on the progress of programs from the F-35 Lightning II (as of October 31 this year). Namely, it is reported that since December 2006, the F-35 performed more than 7,100 flights with over 11,000 total flying hours (first layout AA-1 completed 91 flight). U.S. Department of Defense sent 83 aircraft, 63 of them built in small series and prototypes-20 technology demonstrators. Specifies the number of combat aircraft ordered or planned clients U.S. Air Force — 1763 F-35A U.S. Navy — 260 F-35C USMC — 340 F-35B + 80 F-35C Navy and

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South Korea to buy 40 F-35A fighter

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«Lockheed» reported on the F-35 PROGRAM

November 15th the company Lockheed Martin, presented a report on the progress of programs from the F-35 Lightning II (as of October 31 this year). Namely, it is reported that since December 2006, the F-35 performed more than 7,100 flights with over 11,000 total flying hours (first layout AA-1 completed 91 flight). U.S. Department of Defense sent 83 aircraft, 63 of them built in small series and prototypes-20 technology demonstrators. Specifies the number of combat aircraft ordered or planned clients U.S. Air Force — 1763 F-35A U.S. Navy — 260 F-35C USMC — 340 F-35B + 80 F-35C Navy and

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To begin deliveries of the F-35 LRIP 3 SERIES

The company Lockheed Martin, in the end, the beginning of delivery of F-35 series LRIP (low-rate-initial-production) 3 after approximately 6-month delay.   The Pentagon took delivery of 3-F-35A aircraft takeoff and landing everyday and 1st F-35B non-long takeoff and vertical landing.   Four new aircraft equipped with new software Block 2A and join the 12 F-35 aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.). Software Block 2A will be presented a new multilevel security package.   Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for LRIP 3 until the end of 2012. All 17 cars — two F-35B for England, one F-35A

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DISCONTINUED F-22, it was a catastrophic mistake — ex-general USAF

Past Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Michael Moseley (Michael Moseley, pictured), who left his post due to disagreements with the management of the Pentagon in 2009, as before said, that the termination of the serial production of fighter aircraft F-22 Raptor was a tragic mistake that has caused severe damage Security U.S. and its allies, reports janes.com December 5. «This decision was the wrong strategic decision over the past 20-25 years,» said the ex-general’s own during the first post-retirement public speech in Washington (DC). In 2008, the Ministry of Defence announced the decision to finish the creation

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F-35B with hanging gun

  The picture shows a fighter F-35B with suspended under the fuselage gun installation GAU-22 / U.   Suspended installation armed 4-barrel 25 mm Gatling gun-type with a rate of 3300 rounds / min. This system has been specifically designed for F-35B by General Dynamics and has a much inflated fire accuracy than previous GAU-12 / U of the same caliber (5 ctvolnaya gun with a rate of 4200 rounds / min).   The fact that the F-35B unlike F-35A do not have sufficient interior volume to accommodate integrated guns. Unfortunately, this scheme reduces the stealth F-35B, the newspaper notes

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In the United States tested newest fighter F-35

U.S. Air Force began testing a promising fighter F-35A with a gun on the outside of the suspension. As reported on the website of the company Lockheed Martin, are test flights at Edwards AFB in California. During the test, F-35A flew with 2 guided missiles AIM-9X Sidewinder, attached to the outer suspension, also with 2 bombs caliber 2,000 pounds and 2 guided missiles AIM-120 in the inner compartment. During the flight by plane was further elaborated four empty suspension for weapons. In the purchase of F-35 Lightning II interested States, England, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Turkey, Canada and Australia.

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Rose into the air as four F-35 FIGHTER

January 31 58th maintenance group produced off immediately 4 F-35A fighter at Eglin Air Force Base, reports ASDNews February 7. It was the first flight of the fighter of this type. February 1st group flight was repeated successfully.   During the first group flight fighter aircraft F-35A, using its advanced radar tracking aircraft performed «enemy» F-16 over the Gulf of Mexico.   Flights showed the maturity of a system of technical training fighters of this type.

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