DOT&E FY2011 Annual Report [All of it]

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Unread post18 Jan 2012, 00:27

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Unread post18 Jan 2012, 05:46



There is plenty of reading to do. I did however read the F-35 report. It seems to me that while the program has problems there is nothing really out of the ordinary considering the size and scope of the program. What people forget is they are basically developing three similar yet different planes that have different missions, capabilities and and issues.

It seems to me that the situation is a far cry from the "massive problems" that some authors on this web site who post on another website on a very frequent basis are trying to claim.

Maybe we could get our resident expert, ELP to comment here? Perhaps he could point to the sections of the report that uncover these"massive problems" that some claim.
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Unread post18 Jan 2012, 06:12

He will respond once Horde (Goon) posts something he can cut and paste.
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Unread post23 Jan 2012, 11:34

Another thread has a discussion about max. no. of F-35Bs on LHA-6. Here is what DOTE says:

DOTE FY 2011 Annual Report

http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2 ... Report.pdf

"...System
LHA-6 is a large-deck amphibious ship designed to support a notional mix of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft consisting of 12 MV-22s, 6 F-35B Joint Strike Fighters (Short Take-Off/ Vertical Landing variant), 4 CH-53Es, 7 AH-1s/UH-1s, and 2 embarked H-60 Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft, or a load-out of 20 F-35Bs and 2 embarked H-60 SAR aircraft....

...• Jet blast from the F-35Bs is expected to produce unsafe forces on flight deck personnel up to 75 feet from the short take-off line...."
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Unread post23 Jan 2012, 17:30

I think they wrote that before the trials as I seem to remember personnel within 75 ft during takeoff.
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Unread post23 Jan 2012, 20:45

Agree. Remember there was one chap standing at the bow during STO. An admirable even went there to check it out. :D
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Unread post23 Jan 2012, 20:51

This is interesting:

The flight rate in flight sciences testing for all variants in 2011 matched or exceeded the new, restructured flight test plan for 2011. Measurements of progress based on test points accomplished indicate mixed results for flight sciences of the three variants: both the F-35B Short Take?Off/Vertical?Landing (STOVL) variant and the F-35A Conventional Take-Off and Landing (CTOL) variant are behind schedule (9 and 11 percent, respectively), and the F-35C Carrier Variant (CV) is 32 percent ahead.


For each variant, they exceeded the number of planned flights, but did not capture the planned number of test points:

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