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    Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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      Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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        I would like to buy that cameraman a lens cloth.

        Also... a nice performance. Paris is in for a treat.

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          UPDATES
          WASHINGTON — F-35 flight operations at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, will continue to be suspended as analysts investigate five incidents where pilots suffered hypoxia-like symptoms, a spokeswoman for the base said Monday.

          Since May 2, five 56th Fighter Wing pilots have reported symptoms of oxygen deprivation while flying the U.S. Air Force version of the joint strike fighter, including two incidents that occurred last week. In all cases, the backup oxygen systems kicked in and pilots were able to safely land the plane, but training has ground to a halt to allow a team from the F-35 Joint Program Office, or JPO, to study the events.

          Maj. Rebecca Heyse, spokeswoman for the 56th Fighter Wing, said a JPO team of engineers, maintainers and aeromedical specialists arrived on base Sunday and are currently narrowing down potential causes for the incidents. The hope is to identify the root cause over the next couple days, but no date has been set as this time for a tentative resumption of operations, she told Defense News.

          "The 56th Fighter Wing will continue their pause in local F-35A flying to coordinate analysis and communication between pilots, maintainers, medical professionals and a team of military and industry experts,” she said in a statement. “This coordination will include technical analysis of the physiological incidents to date and discussions on possible risk mitigation options to enable a return to flying operations.

          “Updates will be provided as our teams work together toward safely returning to building the future of airpower through trained F-35A pilots. The safety of our airmen is paramount and we will take as much time as necessary to ensure their safety."

          In the meantime, Heyse said the 56th Fighter Wing is continuing a variety of pilot education measures, including an all-call meeting with the JPO team to discuss the events. Cancellation of flight operations affects 49 pilots and 55 aircraft total.

          At this point, little is known about the incidents themselves, including whether the On-Board Oxygen Generating System failed in any of the cases. All five events occurred with different jets from multiple squadrons and production batches, Heyse confirmed. However, because only pilots from Luke AFB have developed hypoxia-like symptoms, the service continues to believe it remains a localized problem.

          Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, will make the final call on when to resume flight operations.
          http://www.defensenews.com/articles/...ght-operations
          "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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            Pentagon sends Congress legislative proposals; seeks new F-35 authority


            The Pentagon has submitted a package of legislative proposals to Congress, one of which seeks authority to enter into one or more economic order quantity contracts in fiscal year 2018 for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

            The EOQ authority would apply to F-35 material and equipment for use in procurement contracts to be awarded between FY-19 and FY-20 and may not exceed $661 million.

            The request for EOQ authority is not unexpected as the Defense Department telegraphed this move when it awarded $1.37 billion to contractor Lockheed Martin on April 28 for F-35 long-lead materials to support a block buy for foreign military sales customers and international partner aircraft. At the time, a spokesman told Inside the Air Force it was the first contracting action to support a block buy and EOQ strategy.

            As previously reported by ITAF, the funds are slated to be used for low-rate initial production lots 12, 13 and 14, though the EOQ authority would have to be granted separately for each lot.

            Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the former F-35 program executive officer, told the House Armed Services tactical air and land subcommittee in February the block buy EOQ strategy would cover as many as 445 jets in lots 12, 13 and 14.

            Though the U.S. military plans to forgo a block-buy agreement for those lots, international partners and FMS customers will benefit from the agreement, he said.

            The United States will instead participate in a separate EOQ contract for each lot with an expected savings of approximately $2 billion.
            Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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              AX-5 First Flight

              Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                USAF F-35A's from Hill Air Force Base have landed in France for next week's Paris Air Show.

                https://twitter.com/Rotorfocus
                Last edited by bring_it_on; 13th June 2017, 21:39.
                Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                  https://theconversation.com/what-wen...-fighter-60905

                  How on earth is it possible to publish something like this in June 2017!?

                  Even reprinted in Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...trike-fighter/


                  Incredible!

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                    It is easy to write trash if all you want to do is stir outrage and generate clicks. From the author's profile:

                    Dr. Michael P. Hughes joined the Francis Marion faculty in 2003. He teaches corporate finance, financial markets, real estate finance, and investments. His research is focused in the areas of market microstructure, financial markets, fixed income securities, government and defense finance, options and derivatives, investments, international finance, central banking, and financial econometrics. Dr. Hughes' research has appeared in the Journal of Economics and Business, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, International Advances in Economic Research, Journal of Business Case Studies, Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics, and Journal of Business Cases and Applications, and Strategic Management Cases.

                    Prior to his joining the ranks of academia, Dr. Hughes served over 21-years in the U.S. Air Force. During that time he spent over 14-years in nuclear treaty monitoring and related activities, while the initial 7-years were in the aircraft maintenance and engineering (propulsion) arena with F-4 and F-15 aircraft.
                    So basically his qualifications are that roughly 30 years ago he performed maintenance on fighter engines.

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                      Last edited by bring_it_on; 15th June 2017, 23:41.
                      Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                        I was visiting a customer in Gonesse yesterday and I saw parts of the F35 demo.

                        I thought the US were invading again but I realized it was the salon du Bourget.

                        Nic

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                          A read an article recently that described that the F-35 project is a failure!! I have briefed the article here - What Happened to F-35 Project from Lockheed Martin?
                          Um why don't you actually read up on the program before trying to write about it? I stopped reading after this passage:

                          With nearly US$ 1.5 trillion already spent, it has gone on to become one of the most expensive defense program in the world before it is phased out in 2070.
                          Obviously someone who has no clue what's going on with the F-35 program and just reading clickbait.

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                            He is just spamming to try to drive traffic to his blog.

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                              Originally posted by Nicholas10
                              I thought the US were invading again but I realized it was the salon du Bourget.
                              Yeah, we are just bringing some jets and their associated support, no De Gaulle this time around.

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                                Originally posted by himanshu747
                                A read an article recently that described that the F-35 project is a failure!! I have briefed the article here - What Happened to F-35 Project from Lockheed Martin?
                                If aviation is your passion shouldn't you be slightly more informed?
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                                  A read an article recently that described that the F-35 project is a failure!!
                                  Not bad for a failed project.
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                                  Old radar types never die; they just phased array

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                                    So what do you guys think about the Le Bourget F-35 display?
                                    Thanks

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                                      Nothing, as I have not seen it it in first person and have not the technical competence nor the experience to judge it from a simple video.

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                                        Originally posted by haavarla View Post
                                        So what do you guys think about the Le Bourget F-35 display?
                                        Wait till the actual flight display? I don't expect anything to wow the average forum airshow pundits. Other than, it's there, it's actually a fighter, and there will more than a few twits with stopwatches trying to infer turn rate via demonstration.

                                        Sans, sarcasm. Having watched a few of the practice runs, the F-35 impresses in pitch rate so far, have not seen full roll rate. Never been a fan of the low speed maneuvering in air shows common now. The ripping past the crowd an pulling vertical was more exciting in person back in the day.
                                        Last edited by FBW; 17th June 2017, 00:52.

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                                          https://youtu.be/OFzCNdTeKDI
                                          Thanks

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