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Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 20:00
by KamenRiderBlade

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 22:45
by XanderCrews
Critics on suicide watch?

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 06 Dec 2017, 23:05
by SpudmanWP
This is there answer:

The F-35 hasn't completed anything significant and won't do so until it completes initial operational test and evaluation, a joint program (US, UK, Netherlands and Australia) to determine if the JSF satisfies operational requirements.


So, apparently the delivery of Block 3F, the End of SDD, and three services declaring IOC means NOTHING.

That and in a nod to "it takes a village", individual users cannot be trusted to determine if it meets their needs as the whole JPO has to agree. :cheers:

:doh:

Any bets as to their excuse after IOT&E is done?

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 04:02
by steve2267
SpudmanWP wrote:
Any bets as to their excuse after IOT&E is done?


  • Look how long it took.
  • Look how many F-16s / F-18s / Rafales / EFs could have been purchased with the development dollars alone.
  • It still can't do ... < insert X > ...
  • It carries a HUGE amount of gas, but can only go HOW far?
  • Trump likes it... therefore is MUST suck!
  • It lost to an F-16 (!) in a dogfight! (might as well recycle the old sh*t)
  • EOTS is obsolete... just look at what pod XYZ can do!
  • It still only carries 181 rounds! And it's gun is a popgun compared to the A-10's gun!

:bang:

Take your pick. :doh:

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 06:03
by rheonomic

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 07:50
by neptune
....so in less than 1yr. Israel has modified software and hardware in their 9 F-35I, integrated their Israeli weapons, trained their pilots and maintenance/ supply/ support systems and declared them operational.
...doesn't seem to be many "problems" that are to be discovered by the US IOT&E efforts to begin next year!

Congrats to the Israelis!
:cheers:

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2017, 08:21
by SpudmanWP
Nope, the Israeli F-35s are still in Block 3i config.

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 13:56
by nutshell
XanderCrews wrote:Critics on suicide watch?


F35 is spiralling out of control? Isn't it?

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2017, 14:43
by mixelflick
The Israeli's seem very impressed by it. And they're buying more, which is a great sign.

I suppose they'll use it in combat first, may already have. Can't wait for the first air to air engagements...

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 26 Jan 2021, 03:34
by charlielima223
We know now that for a while Israeli F-35s have been used against ISIS and Iranian backed groups in Syria. The IDF has been tight lipped about how exactly their F-35s are being used. An interesting article and photo of Israeli F-35s in action
https://theaviationist.com/2021/01/25/h ... -airspace/

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Unread postPosted: 12 May 2021, 10:12
by herciv
Does Israel use its F-35s for airstrikes over the Gaza Strip?
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2021/05/1 ... aza-strip/

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2021, 10:17
by Corsair1963
herciv wrote:Does Israel use its F-35s for airstrikes over the Gaza Strip?
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2021/05/1 ... aza-strip/



In general "bulgarianmilitary.com" isn't considered a credible source.....

Re: Israel Declares F-35I Adir Combat Capable

Unread postPosted: 12 May 2021, 10:24
by herciv
Corsair1963 wrote:
herciv wrote:Does Israel use its F-35s for airstrikes over the Gaza Strip?
https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2021/05/1 ... aza-strip/



In general "bulgarianmilitary.com" isn't considered a credible source.....


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