F-35 Jet Showed ‘Mixed Results’ Tests, Pentagon Report Says

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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 08:40

F-35 Jet Showed ‘Mixed Results’ in Tests, Pentagon Report Says By Tony Capaccio January 13, 2012

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0 ... -says.html

"...Flights designed to accomplish discrete events to demonstrate the aircraft’s war-fighting systems, such as navigation, enemy identification and targeting, fell behind 11 percent for the Air Force and 9 percent for the Marine Corps versions. The Navy’s aircraft carrier version is 32 percent ahead of schedule, the tester says.

“Development, integration and flight testing of the most complex elements of mission systems lie ahead,” Gilmore wrote....

....Mixed Progress
The three variants exceeded by 105 the 812 test flights planned for last year. The flight program exceeded by 570 the number of planned test “points,” or planned flying events. It exceeded by 56 the 133 flights devoted to testing mission systems. Gilmore wrote.

Still, “overall, the program has demonstrated very little missions systems capability thus far in flight test,” Gilmore wrote. “In fact, the program has not delivered some of its intended initial training capability, such as effective and consistent radar performance.”...

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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 08:45

Fixed the link (take out the "mobile" and put in "www")

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-1 ... -says.html
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 08:57

The link with 'mobile' works for me? And I'm IMmobile at home in the bush. Go figure. :D Perhaps like Bob Dylan I need to be 'Stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues agin..."...
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 09:06

@spazsinbad..... When you say bush, how far in the bush do you mean?
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 09:41

Outskirts of the conurbation of Western Sydney (which is a very large National Park).
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 10:01

Very nice spaz, when you said you weren't kidding!
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 14:34

I wonder how many of the extra flights the C has gotten have been to troubleshoot that darned arrestor hook?? :lol:

A little odd that the F-35A is so far behind schedule. You'd think it would be the one that works right.
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 14:42

A 'roll in' arrest starts on the runway and stays on the runway but the time would count as a flight I'll guess. Test flights are test flights. Are they just to check that things work or to trouble shoot also? Probably a combination if required don't you think. Or do aircraft come out of the factory all shiny and work perfectly every time? Perhaps they do. :D
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 17:34

Here is a link to the report that this article mentions:

http://www.pogo.org/resources/national- ... eport.html
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Unread post13 Jan 2012, 19:32

Thanks.
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