First F-35C for USMC Delivered Dec 2014

Production milestones, roll-outs, test flights, service introduction and other milestones.
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Unread post29 Dec 2014, 09:44

spazsinbad wrote:
F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER [Four relevant pages from the Marine Aviation Plan 2015 PDF attached]

4 x F-35C USMC Squadrons of 10 aircraft each by FY2025:

VMFA-115 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-122 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-224 at MCAS Miramar - This squadron will relocate from Beaufort to Miramar (see diagram below)
VMFA-323 at MCAS Miramar

F-35B INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY: The F-35B IOC is defined as:
• One squadron of 10 F-35B aircraft with required spares, support equipment, tools, technical publications, and a functional Autonomic Logistic information system (ALIS V2) including enabling peripherals.

• Squadron will be manned with trained and certified personnel capable of conducting autonomous operations.

• Aircraft in a Block 2B software configuration with the requisite performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapon clearances.

• Home base supporting infrastructure and facilities ready and capable of supporting and sustaining operations.

• Qualifications, certifications, and L-class amphibious carrier alterations completed to enable F-35B operations.

• Qualifications and certifications for deploying the F-35B to austere expeditionary sites.

• Ability to execute CAS; limited offensive and defensive counter-air; air interdiction; air support escort; armed reconnaissance; and limited suppression of enemy air defenses missions in concert with Marine Air Ground Task Force resources and capabilities within the performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapons clearances provided by the 2B fleet release.

• Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), Joint Program Office (JPO) and contractor procedures, processes, and infrastructure capable of sustaining operations of the IOC squadron.

Source: https://marinecorpsconceptsandprograms. ... 20Plan.pdf (16.5Mb)


Do we have a similar list for the USN???
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Unread post29 Dec 2014, 23:24

Corsair1963 wrote:
spazsinbad wrote:
F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER [Four relevant pages from the Marine Aviation Plan 2015 PDF attached]

4 x F-35C USMC Squadrons of 10 aircraft each by FY2025:

VMFA-115 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-122 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-224 at MCAS Miramar - This squadron will relocate from Beaufort to Miramar (see diagram below)
VMFA-323 at MCAS Miramar

F-35B INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY: The F-35B IOC is defined as:
• One squadron of 10 F-35B aircraft with required spares, support equipment, tools, technical publications, and a functional Autonomic Logistic information system (ALIS V2) including enabling peripherals.

• Squadron will be manned with trained and certified personnel capable of conducting autonomous operations.

• Aircraft in a Block 2B software configuration with the requisite performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapon clearances.

• Home base supporting infrastructure and facilities ready and capable of supporting and sustaining operations.

• Qualifications, certifications, and L-class amphibious carrier alterations completed to enable F-35B operations.

• Qualifications and certifications for deploying the F-35B to austere expeditionary sites.

• Ability to execute CAS; limited offensive and defensive counter-air; air interdiction; air support escort; armed reconnaissance; and limited suppression of enemy air defenses missions in concert with Marine Air Ground Task Force resources and capabilities within the performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapons clearances provided by the 2B fleet release.

• Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), Joint Program Office (JPO) and contractor procedures, processes, and infrastructure capable of sustaining operations of the IOC squadron.

Source: https://marinecorpsconceptsandprograms. ... 20Plan.pdf (16.5Mb)


Do we have a similar list for the USN???


It's in this PDF on pg. 6

https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/down ... _final.pdf
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Unread post30 Dec 2014, 00:32

I do not think the USN IOC requirements is the question IMHO BICBW (ButICouldBeWrong) :doh: . Spending some time looking online I think the USN have just not made up their minds about squadron names/designations for F-35C (perhaps with a couple of early squadrons to transition known only) unlike the USMC. What has been found is that initially 100 F-35Cs will be stationed at NAS Lemoore in 7 x 10 aircraft squadrons with 30 aircraft in an FRS squadron. Probably because USN IOC is off in future they are just being slack. :mrgreen: An F-35C visited NAS Oceana a few months back and I think the first squadron there is slated for 2020? I'll be dead by then. :devil:
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Unread post30 Dec 2014, 02:28

spazsinbad wrote:I do not think the USN IOC requirements is the question IMHO BICBW (ButICouldBeWrong) :doh: . Spending some time looking online I think the USN have just not made up their minds about squadron names/designations for F-35C (perhaps with a couple of early squadrons to transition known only) unlike the USMC. What has been found is that initially 100 F-35Cs will be stationed at NAS Lemoore in 7 x 10 aircraft squadrons with 30 aircraft in an FRS squadron. Probably because USN IOC is off in future they are just being slack. :mrgreen: An F-35C visited NAS Oceana a few months back and I think the first squadron there is slated for 2020? I'll be dead by then. :devil:


Thought about asking exactly what he meant and lets hope you're not dead by then. :D
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Unread post30 Dec 2014, 03:28

:mrgreen: Be QUICK then! There is only so much internet B/S I can read at any given time..... :doh: :devil:

Rereading the Marine Aviation Plan 2015 (rather than just skimming - I find a lot of USMC jargon just unreadable because it ain't me) have found this li'l gem(s): A graphic will go on that thread here: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=26629&p=283428&hilit=interestin%27#p283428
"...• Max gross weight: F-35B = 61,500 lbs; F-35C = 70,400

...[F-35B/C] Cruise speed w/ attack payload: .94M...

PLUS.... from an old request to construct the ski jump at PaxRiver 2005: it will be built for a 62,000lb approx. F-35B.
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Unread post30 Dec 2014, 09:40

zerion wrote:
4 x F-35C USMC Squadrons of 10 aircraft each by FY2025:

VMFA-115 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-122 at MCAS Beaufort
VMFA-224 at MCAS Miramar - This squadron will relocate from Beaufort to Miramar (see diagram below)
VMFA-323 at MCAS Miramar

F-35B INITIAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY: The F-35B IOC is defined as:
• One squadron of 10 F-35B aircraft with required spares, support equipment, tools, technical publications, and a functional Autonomic Logistic information system (ALIS V2) including enabling peripherals.

• Squadron will be manned with trained and certified personnel capable of conducting autonomous operations.

• Aircraft in a Block 2B software configuration with the requisite performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapon clearances.

• Home base supporting infrastructure and facilities ready and capable of supporting and sustaining operations.

• Qualifications, certifications, and L-class amphibious carrier alterations completed to enable F-35B operations.

• Qualifications and certifications for deploying the F-35B to austere expeditionary sites.

• Ability to execute CAS; limited offensive and defensive counter-air; air interdiction; air support escort; armed reconnaissance; and limited suppression of enemy air defenses missions in concert with Marine Air Ground Task Force resources and capabilities within the performance envelope, mission systems, sensors, and weapons clearances provided by the 2B fleet release.

• Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), Joint Program Office (JPO) and contractor procedures, processes, and infrastructure capable of sustaining operations of the IOC squadron.

Source: https://marinecorpsconceptsandprograms. ... 20Plan.pdf (16.5Mb)
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Do we have a similar list for the USN???[/quote]

It's in this PDF on pg. 6

https://www.f35.com/assets/uploads/down ... _final.pdf[/quote]

I was referring to what squadrons and the in service dates like in the USMC Aviation Plan....
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