Norway to reduce F-35 order?

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Unread post09 Nov 2015, 05:45

Norwegian F-35A 5087 flying photos:

Fantastic air-to-air shots of the first Norwegian F-35 during test flight 08 Nov 2015

http://theaviationist.com/2015/11/08/rn ... ir-to-air/
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Unread post09 Nov 2015, 15:38

Very nice pictures.
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Unread post09 Nov 2015, 22:38

spazsinbad wrote:Norwegian F-35A 5087 flying photos:

Fantastic air-to-air shots of the first Norwegian F-35 during test flight 08 Nov 2015

http://theaviationist.com/2015/11/08/rn ... ir-to-air/


On the second picture you can see the modification on the rear fuselage for the drag chute system. ( looks like an arrow )
More pictures from the same flight here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/forsvarsdepartementet/21871827753/in/album-72157660372559095/
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Unread post10 Nov 2015, 17:42

Norways first F-35 will be arriving @LukeAFB today, the event will be broadcast:

https://twitter.com/Kampfly_no/status/6 ... 12/photo/1
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Unread post10 Nov 2015, 17:59

JSM news reported here today and here is the last paragraph relevant to this thread also: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=23247&p=308718&hilit=airborne#p308718
JSM carries out airborne launch test
10 Nov 2015 Beth Stevenson

"...Oslo reaffirmed its commitment to the purchase of 52 F-35As during a budget proposal for 2016 that was released in October that would see a near-doubling of funding for the Lockheed Martin F-35, plus an authorisation request for six more to be delivered in 2020. The Norwegian parliament had already authorised the procurement of 22 of the 52 F-35s that Norway plans to procure, covering deliveries up to and including 2019."

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... st-418913/
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Unread post10 Nov 2015, 19:41

spazsinbad wrote:JSM news reported here today and here is the last paragraph relevant to this thread also: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=23247&p=308718&hilit=airborne#p308718
JSM carries out airborne launch test
10 Nov 2015 Beth Stevenson

"...Oslo reaffirmed its commitment to the purchase of 52 F-35As during a budget proposal for 2016 that was released in October that would see a near-doubling of funding for the Lockheed Martin F-35, plus an authorisation request for six more to be delivered in 2020. The Norwegian parliament had already authorised the procurement of 22 of the 52 F-35s that Norway plans to procure, covering deliveries up to and including 2019."

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... st-418913/



But, But they are reconsidering! :mrgreen:
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Unread post10 Nov 2015, 23:41

Here we go with a nother norskwegian wood numnuttery:
"...Meanwhile, Canada plans to withdraw from the F-35 program and Norway may follow suit, [in a frickin' BEAR suit and where do bears sit?] and that will increase the cost of each F-35, said Eaglen, who also spoke at the Mitchell Institute." http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/mili ... /75528532/ FROM: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=27533&p=308744&hilit=Mean%2A#p308744
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Unread post10 Nov 2015, 23:48

spazsinbad wrote:Here we go with a nother norskwegian wood numnuttery:
"...Meanwhile, Canada plans to withdraw from the F-35 program and Norway may follow suit, [in a frickin' BEAR suit and where do bears sit?] and that will increase the cost of each F-35, said Eaglen, who also spoke at the Mitchell Institute." http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/mili ... /75528532/ FROM: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=27533&p=308744&hilit=Mean%2A#p308744

...They already got a plane, why would they pull out?
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 17:58

Here is the video of Norway's first F-35 arriving at Luke, as well as the first flight for a Norwegian pilot in another F-35.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1030287763660855

Not sure if one has to have a Facebook account to see this, so good luck.
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 18:29

cosmicdwarf wrote:...They already got a plane, why would they pull out?


Two actually, and at least ten, possibly 12, are already ordered. So it's too late.. ;). As far as I know, the RNoAF/project has received authorization to order 22 aircraft - and the plan to end at 52 is *very* firm, confirmed by Minister of Defense Søreide.

Even after Sweetman has barked.

Btw, another possibly more accesible video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZuRbIBUtQ8
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 18:42

'commitment' is used seven times in this thread - here is one example from mid-October 2015 about the Norsk FIFTY-TWO:

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=27952&p=305841&hilit=commitment#p305841
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 19:43

Sweetman can't even get a simple number right, all the references I've seen quote him saying 56.
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 23:04

So who is patient zero on the great "Norway is reducing/leaving" mumbo-jumbo?

this went from "Reconsidering", to "Reducing", to "leaving" amazingly fast. :roll:
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Unread post11 Nov 2015, 23:11

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