F-35 Is Newest Thorn In North Korea’s Side

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Unread post09 Jan 2018, 00:28

Yeah all the 'F-35 buying' Gubmints and Generals tell lies - ONLY CANADA KNOWS THE TRUTH - you can't handle the truth!
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Unread post10 Jan 2018, 01:39

MORE TROOFtelling (only de troof ma'am - nuttin' but de troof) at least Hope Hodge Seck gets good experts for her stories.
USS Wasp Enters Pacific Ahead of Historic Deployment With F-35B
09 Jan 2018 Hope Hodge Seck

"The Marines' 5th-generation "jump jet" fighter is about to be deployed aboard a ship for the very first time, marking the culmination of years of testing and development....

...Marine Corps officials have not released the timeline of the Wasp's upcoming deployment with F-35Bs as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, or commented on whether hurricane relief will affect the timeline. While sources have said to expect the MEU to deploy this spring, a Marine spokeswoman, Capt. Sarah Burns, would say only that the deployment was set for this calendar year.

For the Marine Corps, the first shipboard deployment of the F-35B will be more than the projection of a powerful new airframe; it will also be the first opportunity to exercise a capability for which the service paid dearly. [HUH?]

The F-35B was designed with a powerful lift fan that gives the aircraft short takeoff and vertical lift capability, exclusively for the purpose of launching from the amphibious ships that carry Marines around the world. [OH COME ON! Haven't you heard about DSO Distributed STOVL Ops which involve FARPs and suchlike - dear oh dearie me....]

Dakota Wood, senior research fellow for Defense Programs at the Heritage Foundation and a former strategic planner for the commandant of the Marine Corps, said he will be paying close attention to how well the F-35's complex systems and logistical footprint integrate with everything else on the ship during a real deployment....

...Though tensions have been rising in the Pacific as North Korea tests missiles and makes threats, the deployment is expected to consist of training and routine operations.

It comes shortly before the deployment of another F-35B squadron, VMFA-211, set to depart with the 13th MEU aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex later this year. That deployment, to the 5th Fleet area of operations, could well offer the Joint Strike Fighter its first taste of combat in the Middle East....

..."It's much more likely that the F-35Bs on the Essex, over Syria or Afghanistan, you could potentially see F-35s rolled into [combat] operations," Wood said.

He added that the Essex deployment may offer opportunities to fly the F-35B with an external weapons load, in addition to its stealth internal load. "So it's another opportunity to try out the airplane in a different configuration," he said."

Source: https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/0 ... f-35b.html
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