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Unread post09 Mar 2018, 07:41

We in Oz have a saying: "Not on your Nelly" (eventually via Cockney Slang becomes 'Not on your life') so GO NELLER!...
Commandant Neller Sees F-35B Key to Marine Corps’ Future at Sea
08 Mar 2018 Ben Werner

"ARLINGTON, Va. – The head of the Marine Corps said introducing the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to American’s amphibious forces is key to the service’s future fights from the sea.

Commandant Gen. Robert Neller said the Marine F-35B variant will prove invaluable as the service shifts away from the ground-based conflicts in Iraq and land-locked Afghanistan back to its traditional role as a sea fighting force. The fighter’s extended range and data collection capabilities can provide targeting information from far beyond the current range of amphibious warships and give Marines better eyes on the battlefield.

“We have to be able to survive, as part of sea control, sea denial,” Neller said. “We’re a part of the fleet, we’re always going to need protection, but it will be good if we can protect ourselves.”...

...The reason Neller considers this [recent WASP] deployment historic is because the F-35 has the potential to answer a key strategic and persistent question sea forces always face. “What is the amphibious ready group going to do to see beyond the horizon?” Neller asked. “How are we going to see them and not let them see us?”

The full capabilities of the F-35 working with warships have not yet been developed. But when linked, the F-35 has the potential to send targeting data and other intelligence to ships far off in the distance. Neller suggested industry members in the NDIA audience could possibly provide solutions to improve aviation platform communications.

For example, in an internal research and development test Lockheed Martin used the sensors from an F-35 to prove the fighter could provide targeting information to a ship-launched Raytheon Standard Missile 6.

As for how the Marine Corps will use the F-35 now, Neller provided some hints during a Wednesday House of Representatives Appropriations subcommittee on defense hearing. He expects the upcoming fall deployment of F-35 aircraft from the West Coast will provide a good real-life test of the fighter’s capabilities...."

Source: https://news.usni.org/2018/03/08/marine ... pabilities
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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 03:21

Mix of Deployments, Exercises Showcase Future of Amphibious Warfare
09 Mar 2018 Ben Werner

"WASHINGTON, D.C. — The future of amphibious warfare was on display this week as three Wasp-class ships were underway in significant training and operations actions around the globe. Warding off missiles, improving the seamanship of sailors on deployment, and integrating a detachment of F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters into routine patrol operations were happening this week aboard a trio of amphibious assault ships USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Wasp (LHD-1).... [IWO JIMA? - I'll have to look that up - I think reporters need remedial English classes]

...“Pairing F-35B Lightning II’s with the Wasp represents one of the most significant leaps in warfighting capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifetime,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 7, in a press release. “This fifth-generation stealth jet is extremely versatile, and will greatly enhance and expand our operational capabilities.”

VMFA-121 Pilots are scheduled to conduct a series of qualification flights on Wasp over a multi-day period. Then, the F-35B’s and 2,300 Marines in the 31st MEU will deploy aboard ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for follow-on operations in the Indo-Pacific region as part of a routine patrol."

Photo: "An F-35B assigned to the ‘Green Knights’ of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 (VMFA-121) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) March 9, 2018. US Navy Photo" https://news.usni.org/wp-content/upload ... 8-2032.jpg (1.4Mb)


Source: https://news.usni.org/2018/03/09/trio-o ... us-warfare
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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 06:28

spazsinbad wrote:
Mix of Deployments, Exercises Showcase Future of Amphibious Warfare
09 Mar 2018 Ben Werner

"WASHINGTON, D.C. — The future of amphibious warfare was on display this week as three Wasp-class ships were underway in significant training and operations actions around the globe. Warding off missiles, improving the seamanship of sailors on deployment, and integrating a detachment of F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters into routine patrol operations were happening this week aboard a trio of amphibious assault ships[b] USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), USS Essex (LHD-2) and USS Wasp (LHD-1).[/b]... [IWO JIMA? - I'll have to look that up - I think reporters need remedial English classes]
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Source: https://news.usni.org/2018/03/09/trio-o ... us-warfare


Hmmm ... My grandson is with the Iwo Jima ARG, and I'm pretty sure they don't have any F-35s with them in the Med AOR. Can't say absolutely, but I think I saw a Youtube with Harriers deployed with them ( or at least operating on the Iwo deck, you never know if the videos aren't stock footage from a deployment ten years ago)
So My guess is that is the LHD that is "warding off missiles" or "improving seamanship of sailors on deployment."

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Notes: the LHD 7 is off Israel working Juniper Cobra 2018, which is Ballistic missile defense focused. (warding off missiles?) Her LSD Oak Hill is in the Black Sea working Spring Storm 2018 with the Romanians. Not sure if the New York is with the flat top or not. Could be cruising the med.
http://www.c6f.navy.mil/news/iwo-jima-2 ... cobra-2018
http://www.c6f.navy.mil/news/us-6th-fle ... storm-2018
Essex is off San Diego, could be the seamanship exercise ...
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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 06:39

8) :devil: Agree - I saw no evidence of Bs on IWO J - hence 'remedial Engrish' for that sucker. He MISrote - He did. :doh: :roll:
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You know you're in the 21st Century at 4:55 :D
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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 18:07

:wtf: :doh: Youse nose youse is a Marin wen youse carnt spel LIGHTNING fore Fsake! :devil: :bang: VIDEO follows soonish.

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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 20:05

You missed:
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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 20:51

Lightening is a DELIBERATE MISspelling of LIGHTNING because backwoods 'merica thinks that is OK for natural lightning however that is NOT THE CASE for spelling Lightning II - there is ONLY ONE WAY Jose. Meanwhile another longer video which includes the previous one above is being uploaded to UboobToob (one day fast broadband will be here via NBN). Meanwhile spelling errors are plenty & even I make them if not careful with fat fingers lack of poofreadin. Sht hppens. :drool:

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Unread post10 Mar 2018, 23:09

F-35(Spelling)B

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Unread post11 Mar 2018, 00:11

:applause: VG&* Spelling Bee - KEWL. :doh:
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Unread post11 Mar 2018, 00:22

Surely they can build in the cost of a spell checker into the price of each jet? :mrgreen:
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post14 Mar 2018, 01:45

New National Defence Strategy prompts US amphibious operations review
07 Mar 2018 Michael Fabey

"The new US National Defence Strategy has prompted US Navy (USN) and Marine Corps (USMC) officials to review, rethink, and revamp the way they perform amphibious operations.

The strategy’s shift away from anti-terrorist operations towards missions geared to combat China, Russia, and other peer competitors will mean a greater likelihood for amphibious operations in areas that are more contested and dangerous than marines have previously faced, USN and USMC officials explained.

“We’ve been focused on Iraq and Afghanistan,” Lieutenant General Robert Walsh, commander of the General Marine Corps Combat Development Command, told members of the House Armed Services Committee Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee on 6 March during a testimony on the fiscal year 2019 budget request."

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