Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 15 Oct 2017, 19:27
by mas
https://scout.com/military/warrior/Arti ... -101459768
or http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-bu ... 2060-21329

Tooling:

Moreover, the Air Force is auditing the Sierra Army Depot to make sure that the F-22 manufacturing tooling is secure—and thus far everything is in order. The audit is 85 percent complete and thus far all of the tooling has been found. Earlier, some Air Force officials had expressed concerns that the equipment had been misplaced—however, those concerns were unfounded as it turns out.

“When you store 40,000 tools in a bunch of Connexes, it’s probably like my garage, I know something is out in it, but it takes me a while sometimes to find it,” McIntyre said.

“They’ve found no issues with finding any of the tooling.”

Re: Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2017, 00:14
by popcorn
Nice for a SLEP but they're going to need a Connex container or two of cash if they plan on restarting production. :mrgreen:

Re: Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2017, 16:24
by mixelflick
This is quite telling IMO. They're going to keep it flying for another 43 years!?!!

Must have the secret sauce... :)

Re: Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2017, 18:27
by sprstdlyscottsmn
They just want to try and pull a B-52. Those things are going to hit a 90 year service life (only behind M1911 and M2 for service longevity). Next week marks the "birthday" of the youngest B-52 in the fleet, 55 years old.

Re: Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 19 Oct 2017, 19:11
by neptune
mas wrote:https://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Air-Force-F-22-Will-Fly-to-2060-101459768
or http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-bu ... 2060-21329

Tooling:

Moreover, the Air Force is auditing the Sierra Army Depot to make sure that the F-22 manufacturing tooling is secure—and thus far everything is in order. The audit is 85 percent complete and thus far all of the tooling has been found. Earlier, some Air Force officials had expressed concerns that the equipment had been misplaced—however, those concerns were unfounded as it turns out.

“When you store 40,000 tools in a bunch of Connexes, it’s probably like my garage, I know something is out in it, but it takes me a while sometimes to find it,” McIntyre said.

“They’ve found no issues with finding any of the tooling.”


....so?, the Iranians bought part of it?

.....DoD is supposed to have RFIDed those containers?, so why the inventory question?...verifications?
:)

Re: Air Force: F-22 Will Fly to 2060

Unread postPosted: 20 Oct 2017, 01:45
by 35_aoa
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:They just want to try and pull a B-52. Those things are going to hit a 90 year service life (only behind M1911 and M2 for service longevity). Next week marks the "birthday" of the youngest B-52 in the fleet, 55 years old.


I bet the F-22 will go to the boneyard before the B-52.....half joking, but sort of serious :)