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Unread post19 Apr 2019, 15:51

https://www.yomiuri.co.jp/world/20190419-OYT1T50313/

2019/04/18, Pentagon says US military will stop their SAR activity, and continue to support Japanese military SAR activity.
US military SAR activity included Aegis warship and maritime patrol aircraft.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 0-jij-soci

2019/04/18, JASDF announced radio chatter amongst accident pilot, his three wingmen, and ground control were normal, from take off to during training.
En route to training area, they discussed flight course, training contents, and weather condition.

During training, accident pilot instructed his wingmen.
One minute before radar loss, he said "Knock it off", to suspend training, but did not say any reason to suspend training.

JMSDF ship(s) recovered left and right tail fins.
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Unread post19 Apr 2019, 16:40

As soon as the US leaves China will move in.
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Unread post19 Apr 2019, 21:19

Thanks 'Gamera' - interesting radio chatter details etc. Please keep us posted on developments.
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Unread post20 Apr 2019, 00:43

Japan’s first F-35A stealth fighter reportedly made seven emergency landings in the months prior to crashing in the Pacific Ocean last week. The Japanese Air Force started using its fleet of 13 F35As in January. On April 9, the first plane of Mitsubishi assembly crashed. Of the 13 planes provided by the United States to Japan, five have been forced to make emergency landings in seven incidents. The plane that crashed made two of the emergency landings. Final assembly of four of the error reporting planes, including the fighter that went missing, was carried out in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The other aircraft was built and assembled in the US. The crashed fighter reportedly had issues with its cooling and navigation systems twice. Japan grounded its fleet of 13 F-35As in the wake of the crash.
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Unread post20 Apr 2019, 01:58

edpop wrote:Japan’s first F-35A stealth fighter reportedly made seven emergency landings in the months prior to crashing in the Pacific Ocean last week. The Japanese Air Force started using its fleet of 13 F35As in January. On April 9, the first plane of Mitsubishi assembly crashed. Of the 13 planes provided by the United States to Japan, five have been forced to make emergency landings in seven incidents. The plane that crashed made two of the emergency landings. Final assembly of four of the error reporting planes, including the fighter that went missing, was carried out in Japan by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The other aircraft was built and assembled in the US. The crashed fighter reportedly had issues with its cooling and navigation systems twice. Japan grounded its fleet of 13 F-35As in the wake of the crash.

'edpop' these 'landings' noted earlier previous page: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=55255&p=417091&hilit=haynes#p417091
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Unread post20 Apr 2019, 12:24

No problemo, dude.

A bit OT: I've always wondered if these F-16.net forums have other members who are Korean language-fluent, and follow ROKAF (at least) KF-16 and F-35 news?

Years ago, I tried to research KF-16 accident details, but even with Google Translate and other on-line tools, I just couldn't dig into Korean blogs and news sites the same way I can with Chinese and Japanese blogs and news sites. 8(
So I gave up following ROKAF accidents/crashes.
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Unread post21 Apr 2019, 01:35

:devil: I have the BIG FISH: Monty Python - The Fish Slapping Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8XeDvKqI4E

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Unread post21 Apr 2019, 05:47

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/byline/obiekt/ ... -00123056/

2019/04/20:
Japanese bloggers and reporters noted, on the deck of the Van Gogh, were containers marked NAVY SUPSALV (Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, USN).

BTW, because she's all red, a few bloggers nicknamed her as "Rewloola".
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Unread post21 Apr 2019, 08:21

Gamera wrote:https://news.yahoo.co.jp/byline/obiekt/20190420-00123056/

2019/04/20:
Japanese bloggers and reporters noted, on the deck of the Van Gogh, were containers marked NAVY SUPSALV (Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, USN).

BTW, because she's all red, a few bloggers nicknamed her as "Rewloola".


Just like that F-14 in the old days. Always an inspiration to see professionals do the difficult things just like a day at work.
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Unread post23 Apr 2019, 11:38

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2019 ... 47-jij-pol
https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2019042300379&g=soc

2019/04/19, MOD requested assistance from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology.

2019/04/22, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology agreed to send Kaimei, an undersea wide area research vessel operated by JAMSTEC [Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology].

https://www.jamstec.go.jp/j/about/equip ... aimei.html

Her undersea drone(s) can descend to depth 3,000 m.

2008 February, after JDS Atago and fishing boat collided, JAMSTEC also sent Kaiyou and Natsushima.
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Unread post28 Apr 2019, 10:20

Navy Black Box Detector Joins in Deep Water Hunt for Missing Japanese F-35A
26 Apr 2019 Sam LaGrone

"The U.S. Navy is employing tools it used in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 to help find a Japanese F-35A that crashed earlier this month, U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Thursday. The service is sending out a Navy salvage team with a commercial deep-sea submersible, unspecified unmanned underwater vehicles and a TPL-25 “black box detector” – a towed sensor that can locate emergency beacons up to 25,000 feet below the ocean’s surface.

The salvage team embarked on commercial diving support construction vessel DSCV Van Gogh on Thursday from Okinawa, Japan. The participation is the latest U.S. assistance to find the Japanese Self Defense fighter that went missing on April 9. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force identified the still-missing pilot of the F-35A as Maj. Akinori Hosomi….

...“The Kaimei [Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology research vessel joins search] is equipped with echo-sounders, magnetometers and an unmanned submarine able to reach depths of 3,000m for seabed surveys,” reported Financial Times on Wednesday. “The crashed F-35 is thought to lie in deep water at 1,500m: well below the operating depth of a normal submarine.”

Some reports say Japan and U.S. officials are concerned that the technology within the F-35A could be seized and reverse-engineered by adversaries. However, U.S. defense officials told USNI News last week there were no indications Chinese or Russians were also searching for the missing F-35A...."

Photo: "The TPL-25 System used for locating emergency relocation pingers on downed Navy and commercial aircraft down to a maximum depth of 20,000 feet anywhere in the world. US Navy Image" https://news.usni.org/wp-content/upload ... 99-001.jpg


Source: https://news.usni.org/2019/04/26/navy-b ... nese-f-35a
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Unread post29 Apr 2019, 11:27

"Ah, I see you have the machine that goes 'ping'."
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Unread post29 Apr 2019, 13:08

Seems the F35 is really stealthy.
Atleast under the sea :wink:
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Unread post29 Apr 2019, 20:23

bonplan wrote:Seems the F35 is really stealthy.
Atleast under the sea :wink:


Yeah, a Rafale would have been found by now... :roll:
A 4th/4.5th gen fighter aircraft stands about as much chance against a F-35 as a guns-only Sabre has against a Viper.
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