JASDF may be in the market for more F-35s

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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 08:37

You seem to be some kind of idiot to think that Oz just buys things because you want them. Enuf said.
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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 10:15

Didnt you do an entire thread on Australia, and Light carriers? So that makes me an idiot?
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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 10:23

Think about it - a thread about F-35Bs on LHDs. An LHD is not a light carrier - think about it - read lots before fantasising.
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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 10:46

jessmo111 wrote:Yes Sir,
Im going to predict, that if the Chinese keep pressing, that the Japanese will eventually order a Much larger carrier, or 2, and maybe Used the British QE, as a good example.2 Or 3 QE sized ships, with a Full complement of escorts and F-35sB would really give the Chinese somthign to worry over.


Japans constitution prohibits them for having "attack aircraft carriers" (and ICBMs and strategic bombers).
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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 12:07

And you had to be told, to curb your enthiasm for your LHD? What does that make you?
Now in just this one thread alone, you have accused me of being unlearned, uneducated, unread.
I dont know about the battle of Britan, I dont know about, wolfpacks. Are you familair with the term Xenophobia?
You seem to be happy to assail people who you consider outsiders. I have tried to Placate, you but you come across as
Rude, condecending, and Backwards. I am Not a fighter jock, I am a law enforcment offical with an F-35 fetish.
Please be civil, Im not goign to ask again.
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Unread post02 Sep 2015, 15:19

Well then please stop inventing scenarios and asking me personally to respond please. I type what I type - how you interpret that is up to you - law enforcement or not. Curb my enthusiasm? That is rich indeed. And do not placate.
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Unread post21 Oct 2015, 18:11

Document: Japan’s 2016 Defense Budget Request
21 Oct 2015 USNI News

"The following is an overview of Japan’s Fiscal Year 2016 defense budget request."

"...○ Acquisition of fighter aircraft (F-35A) (6 fighters: ¥103.5 billion*)

* ¥2.5 billion is allocated separately as the initial expense to promote industrial participation of domestic corporations.

* ¥29.4 billion is allocated separately for other related expenses (ground support equipment, etc.), of which ¥2.8 billion is allocated as expenses necessary for building up regional depot capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region...."


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Unread post21 Oct 2015, 21:28

joost wrote:
jessmo111 wrote:Yes Sir,
Im going to predict, that if the Chinese keep pressing, that the Japanese will eventually order a Much larger carrier, or 2, and maybe Used the British QE, as a good example.2 Or 3 QE sized ships, with a Full complement of escorts and F-35sB would really give the Chinese somthign to worry over.


Japans constitution prohibits them for having "attack aircraft carriers" (and ICBMs and strategic bombers).


I am not sure what they are prohibited from acquiring now that Japan has decided it has the right of collective self-defense. Article 9 has been re-interpreted over the years.
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Unread post11 Dec 2015, 13:31

Contract: Lockheed, $21.5M
10 Dec 2015 David Tortorano

"Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $21,500,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) to purchase, manufacture, and install various components to update the configuration of four conventional takeoff and landing variant F-35 aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. In addition, this modification provides for updates to associated systems engineering products. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting authority. (Source: DoD, 12/10/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center."

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Unread post11 Dec 2015, 19:06

spazsinbad wrote:
Contract: Lockheed, $21.5M
10 Dec 2015 David Tortorano

"Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $21,500,000 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) to purchase, manufacture, and install various components to update the configuration of four conventional takeoff and landing variant F-35 aircraft for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. In addition, this modification provides for updates to associated systems engineering products. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting authority. (Source: DoD, 12/10/15) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 integrated training center."

Source: http://gcacnews.blogspot.com.au/2015/12 ... -215m.html


Just attempting to interpret this...
So when Japan ordered it's initial lot of aircraft, they were purchasing current lot aircraft and systems from the time of that purchase, so now they have to pay 21.5 Million to 'update' the stuff they had on order but haven't yet actually taken delivery of ???
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Unread post11 Dec 2015, 20:12

The Japanese jets are being produced at Block3i. The above contract is likely to update them to Block3F & take care of any concurrency issues found withing the past few years.

They knew this at the time of purchase.
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Unread post11 Dec 2015, 21:03

Wait, 3i comes BEFORE 3F? :?:

And of course the Basement Dwellers portray this event as Lockheed needing to repair jets on the assembly line because "Lockheed cannot make aircraft come off the assembly line in a satisfactory condition".

http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... grade.html


Hmmm, I'd say updating the aircraft while it's on the assembly line is much more efficient than waiting until it's in the field.
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Unread post25 Apr 2016, 16:09

Lockheed Martin readies Japan's first F-35A for September roll-out, advances international programmes
25 Apr 2016 Kelvin Wong

"Key Points
• Japan's first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is expected to be fully assembled at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth production facility in time for a 29 September roll-out
• Other new international customers, such as Israel and South Korea, are also expected to receive their first aircraft within the next two years

Japan's first conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, designated aircraft AX-1, is on track for roll-out on 29 September, IHS Jane's has learnt during a tour of Lockheed Martin's F-35 production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, where the first four aircraft destined for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) are being assembled.

AX-1 will then undergo a series of tests before being delivered on a yet to be determined date to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona - which has been selected as the primary training centre for US and international operators of the F-35A variant - to support training of the first cadre of JASDF pilots for the type...."

Source: http://www.janes.com/article/59759/lock ... programmes
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Unread post26 Apr 2016, 00:05

Inane question: on the roll out do we think the aircraft will have red or LO vis gray meatballs?
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Unread post26 Apr 2016, 00:21

XanderCrews wrote:Inane question: on the roll out do we think the aircraft will have red or LO vis gray meatballs?

Why would it be Red?
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