Norway to reduce F-35 order?

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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 01:16

F-52s for Normay.. :)
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 02:31

Frum: https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/20 ... to-norway/
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 05:30

Yeah, but HUDs are sooooo 20th century...
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, add dollop of F-117 & gob of F-22, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well, then bake. Whaddya get? An F-35.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 10:30

steve2267 wrote:Yeah, but HUDs are sooooo 20th century...


....but, but, but would an F-52 even be manned!!!
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 10:39

:doh: I can see a robot hand.... Or maybe it is humanoid. I do not know this game. TALK TO THE HAND! :devil: :poke: :salute:
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 11:44

spazsinbad wrote::doh: I can see a robot hand.... Or maybe it is humanoid. I do not know this game. TALK TO THE HAND! :devil: :poke: :salute:


....Oh well, at least he wasn't selling our B-52s!!
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 15:23

loke wrote:
kimjongnumbaun wrote:Every president has made a gaffe. Obama said there were 58 states. If we need to dig so hard on his ability to lead the country that the focus is him mixing up two numbers in a speech, then he's doing a good job.

I"m not going to judge Trump or Obama for mixing up numbers as I'm sure they both have a lot of things to do. People make mistakes.

Everybody is making mistakes however what one can do is to look at the frequency (i.e. how often mistakes are being made). If the frequency is very high then there are reasons to make comments and be concerned.



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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 18:31

steve2267 wrote:President Johnson, wasn't it? As I recall from Ben Rich's book, the Blackbird was supposed to be the RS-71, but in his speech, Johnson said the "SR-71," thus it became the SR-71.


I don't remember if there's any consensus on how the SR-71 designation was arrived at, but another story I've heard is that Curtis LeMay preferred the SR-71 designation and arranged for Johnson's speech to be edited accordingly.


Also, there are certainly legitimate things to find fault with the president, but obsessing over every single ****** little thing like this is stupid, and is just another sign of the media's Trump Derangement Syndrome. (Also, the F-52 is only 5 less than the number of US states!)
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 23:50

rheonomic wrote: (Also, the F-52 is only 5 less than the number of US states!)


Good one!! :devil:
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Unread post14 Jan 2018, 00:20

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Unread post22 Jan 2018, 02:00

I'm sorry but both Obama and Trump are quite the rookies when it comes to gaffes.

Like, having a prime minister that refers publicly to Angela Merkel as a "impossible to f. Ck fat a$$“ or in an interview defining Chinese people as “commies that eat children" 3 days before selling A.C. Milan to a Chinese guy for 750M euros.

Referring to Obama as a "really tanned guy" and... I can keep going on forever lol.
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Unread post21 Feb 2018, 05:46

Four Page PDF of this article attached below.
F-35 TOUCHES DOWN IN NORWAY
No.6 [Nov-Dec?] 2017 MILITÆRTEKNIKK

"...During exercises where the F-35 has taken part alongside F-16 and F-15 fighters, the F-35 aircraft detected things that the other aircraft failed to pick up. The F-35, however, was able to pass this information on to the F-16 and F-15 aircraft, enabling these to avoid dangers such as air defence platforms on the ground. This had the effect of increasing the survival capacity of the other aircraft, due to the sensors in the F-35. The F-35 was also able to register targets that the other aircraft could not spot, and could then convey target data to the other planes. This allowed the F-15 and F-16 fighters to engage targets they had not even detected, but that the F-35 had located for them. This may be one of the most valuable properties of the F-35 – that of raising the capability of other friendly planes, both in attack and in improved survival rate.

Over the time to come, when both army and navy forces learn to utilise the capacities offered by the F-35, we will see that navy vessels as well as army units will both operate more efficiently while also increasing their survival capability. Put briefly, the F-35 makes the other platforms better, both in the air, on the ground and at sea.

Continued development
The F-35 aircraft are by no means at the end of their development as they leave the factory. Like almost all other airplanes, development will continue, especially into the software side, as we receive feedback from our users....

...Simulator training; Huge savings
Previously, simulator training has stood for perhaps 10-20 percent of the training that pilots undergo, while the balance of the training happens in the actual aircraft cockpit.

For the F-35 we have developed ‘full mission simulators’, of which Norway has procured 8 units. This lets the pilots practice every kind of mission in the simulators. Furthermore, the simulators may be interconnected in a network, allowing pilots to train with and against each other. Many of the partnering nations in the F-35 programme are planning to conduct upwards of 50 percent of the training in simulators, giving rise to huge economic benefits....

Source: http://www.fsi.no/sfiles/13/53/2/file/mt-2017-nr-6.pdf (11Mb)
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Unread post26 Mar 2018, 19:45

F-35, submarine programs on track for Norway
26 Mar 2018 Aaron Mehta

"WASHINGTON — Norway’s procurement of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and new high-end submarines is on track, and the government is working to induct both new systems, Norway’s top defense official said Tuesday. Norwegian Defence Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen told Defense News that he sees no problems ahead for either program....

...Norway intends to buy 52 F-35A conventional takeoff and landing jets to replace its current inventory of 56 F-16 Fighting Falcons, which it will phase out as early as 2021...."

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Unread post22 May 2018, 20:02

Three new F-35s are expected to land @Ørland MAB as I write this. Will post pics/video if it is made available.
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Unread post23 May 2018, 01:55

What does that bring the total number of F-35's in Norway to? Seven? Or are there more? (I've lost track.)
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, add dollop of F-117 & gob of F-22, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well, then bake. Whaddya get? An F-35.
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