Navy F-35C roadmap revealed

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Unread post08 Oct 2019, 07:29

blain wrote:
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weasel1962 wrote:Distilled. UI = unidentified in the article.


Transition appears pretty slow??? Wasn't the plan to acquire 20+ F-35C's each year??? This should be enough for 1.5-2 Squadrons per year.


Yeah, no kidding.

I wonder what the impact with be if/when the Marines changes the mix of Bs and Cs. They are suppose to stand up a second 25 ac squadron FRS of F-35Bs soon. If they change the mix to 50/50 might they need to stand up an FRS focused on the C? Or will they try to complete the B procurement in the short term and then increase the numbers of Cs procured?


Honestly, the USN maybe playing a little politics here. Just as they did when they proposed to retire the USS Harry S Truman earlier this year. Knowing full well the US Congress would never allow them to do it.


Issue for the Navy is it's budget is stretched to the limit with urgent ship building. Which, is why it's been difficult to buy enough the F-35C's annually. Also, why they likely pushed the USMC F-35C's forward...(different part of the budget)
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Unread post08 Oct 2019, 08:55

'weasel1962' said on previous page: "1. The USMC mix will not change (although they did add 13 Cs to 80 C for a total of 353 B&Cs)…." Methinks the ADD should be a MINUS? Latest SAR says: download/file.php?id=27020
F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program (F-35)
19 Mar 2018 As of FY 2019 President's Budget - Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR)

"The current estimate for F-35 total procurement quantity increase from 2443 to 2456 has not changed from SAR 2016 to SAR 2017. This increase was the result of two changes: a USMC variant mixture change between the F-35B and F-35C (13 additional F-35Bs and 13 less F-35Cs), and the Department of Navy (DoN) decision to continue to procure a total of 340 F-35C aircraft. This results in a net increase of 13 F-35B aircraft. The increase is reflected in both the aircraft and engine subprogram and results in a change from 680 to 693 in the DoN Aircraft Procurement accounts. The USMC validated their requirement through the Marine Corps Requirements Oversight Council (MROC)." page 28

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Unread post08 Oct 2019, 10:53

Nothing is set in stone....
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Unread post08 Oct 2019, 15:15

spazsinbad wrote:'weasel1962' said on previous page: "1. The USMC mix will not change (although they did add 13 Cs to 80 C for a total of 353 B&Cs)…." Methinks the ADD should be a MINUS? Latest SAR says: download/file.php?id=27020
F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program (F-35)
19 Mar 2018 As of FY 2019 President's Budget - Defense Acquisition Management Information Retrieval (DAMIR)

"The current estimate for F-35 total procurement quantity increase from 2443 to 2456 has not changed from SAR 2016 to SAR 2017. This increase was the result of two changes: a USMC variant mixture change between the F-35B and F-35C (13 additional F-35Bs and 13 less F-35Cs), and the Department of Navy (DoN) decision to continue to procure a total of 340 F-35C aircraft. This results in a net increase of 13 F-35B aircraft. The increase is reflected in both the aircraft and engine subprogram and results in a change from 680 to 693 in the DoN Aircraft Procurement accounts. The USMC validated their requirement through the Marine Corps Requirements Oversight Council (MROC)." page 28

Source: download/file.php?id=27020


I stand corrected. It was 13 more Bs then.
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Unread post08 Oct 2019, 18:12

"will be assigned to CVW-17, which itself is currently attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)."

CVW-17 is attached to USS Nimitz CVN 68; CVW-11 is attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71.
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Unread post09 Oct 2019, 00:09

zrhmd11 wrote:"will be assigned to CVW-17, which itself is currently attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)."

CVW-17 is attached to USS Nimitz CVN 68; CVW-11 is attached to USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN 71.



Hopefully, a better source would surface in the near future to clarify the F-35C Road Map.... :|
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