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Unread post02 Mar 2021, 03:12

It just works..............good for Denmark!
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Unread post03 Mar 2021, 12:24

Had to use EDGE in Win10 to see the KAMPfireBLOGin page transrated to engledish to see DANNY BOY on the tale. YMMV.
https://forsvaret.dk/da/nyheder/2021/se ... -pa-halen/
See the pictures: Denmark's new fighter jet decorated with Dannebrog on its tail
01 Mar 2021 FLIGHT COMMAND PR

"Another significant step has been taken on the road to receiving Denmark's upcoming fighter jets. This happened in the United States when the first Danish F-35 fighter jet was painted with dannebrog on the tail fin, round cocoons on wings and body and not least the complex and grayish livery as a basic color.

It won't be long before the Defense Department's new F-35 fighter jet flies its first flight. But before that, the fighter jet, known as L-001, had to go through an advanced painting process.

Using modern robotics and automated processes, the L-001 was first painted with the greyish livery, making it easier for the aircraft to fall in with a hazy background. It is a longer process that spans about four weeks, because several layers need to be painted, and each layer should be 100 percent even and without the slightest impurity.

Shortly after the greyish base color has hardened, the state-of-the-art F-35 fighter jet was decorated with the Dannebrog flag and the cocoons with which the Air Command has chosen that all Danish F-35 fighter jets should be painted. Jan Dam, Chief of Staff of Air Command, has previously described that this choice has been made on two grounds. Partly out of a desire for the aircraft to be easily recognizable when they stand on the runway together with F-35s from other countries, and partly to mark that the fighter jets are not only the new fighter jets of the Armed Forces or the Air Force, but that they benefit and protect the whole of Denmark...." [then info about four acceptance test flights]

Photo: "L001 is Denmark's first F-35 fighter jet. Photograph: Lockheed Martin/Defense" https://forsvaret.dk/globalassets/fko-- ... rtikel.jpg
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Source: https://www.f35.com/f35/news-and-featur ... -tail.html
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Unread post03 Mar 2021, 20:53

I'm excited to see the colored F-35. 8)
https://www.aerotime.aero/27390-denmark ... que-livery
Denmark showcases first F-35A unique livery
on 3rd March 2021 Clement Charpentreau
The Ministry of Defense of Denmark published pictures of the first F-35A Lightning II intended for the Flyvevåbnet, the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF).
The aircraft, with the tail number L-001, was first covered in a gray low-visibility livery. “It is a lengthy process that extends over about four weeks because several coats must be painted and each coat must be 100 percent smooth and without the slightest impurity,” explained the Ministry. Then, unlike most F-35 operators, Denmark chose to adorn the fighter jet with vivid markings, namely red and white cockades, and the famous Dannebrog flag on the tail. Danish folklore has it that this flag fell from the sky ahead of an important battle, which Denmark won ‒ a fitting symbol for the fighter jet.
The unique symbols were chosen for the aircraft to be easily recognizable among F-35s from other countries, and to signify their belonging to the whole nation of Denmark, as explained by Chief of Staff of the Air Force Command Jan Dam. However, the Ministry stated the aircraft’s stealth capabilities would be unaffected and that they should not be easier to track by radar or visually.
After a series of comprehensive tests to ensure that all systems in the aircraft function properly, L-001 will be delivered to the RDAF on April 7, 2021. From there, it will join the advanced training facilities of the Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. It should take about two years for Danish F-35 stealth fighter jets to be operational. In total, 27 F-35As were ordered for the RDAF. They will eventually operate from Skrydstrup Air Base, in southern Jutland.

Greedy Denmark! :doh:
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Unread post05 Mar 2021, 15:55

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Another milestone complete! Denmark’s first @thef35
aircraft recently executed its first high power run of our F135 engine. The aircraft, L-001, will be delivered to @forsvaretdk
next month. #WeArePW


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Unread post10 Mar 2021, 21:03

Seeing as how the first Danish F-35A features here I'll continue that thought with the first flight info instead of elsewhere.
Maiden flight for Danish F-35
09 Mar 2021 Gareth Jennings

"The first Lockheed Martin F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) for Denmark made its maiden flight on 8 March.

Aircraft L-001 made the first sortie out of Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth production facility in Texas. The aircraft appeared in Denmark’s chosen national livery, which in common with other international operators of the ‘stealth’ fighter, is based on a low-visibility grey colour scheme. However, in contrast to others, its aircraft are to be adorned with colour (though muted) roundels and the Dannebrog national flag."

Source: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... anish-f-35
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Unread post10 Mar 2021, 23:06

First F-35A for Denmark Takes Flight
10 Mar 2021 LM PR

"L-001, Denmark’s first F-35 Lightning II production aircraft, flew its inaugural flight on March 8, 2021. Lockheed Martin test pilot Joe “Hooch” Hutcheson was at the controls during the flight, which occurred at the Lockheed Martin facility at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas. Hooch took the jet through a series of functional flight checks during a sortie that lasted approximately 90 minutes. Following its maiden flight, the jet will complete a series of company and government checkout flights prior to its acceptance by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF).

"Achieving the first flight of Denmark’s first F-35 is major milestone for the Denmark F-35 program and a testament to the outstanding abilities of our dedicated and highly trained joint industry and government team,” said Bill Brotherton, acting F-35 vice president and general manager. “This team’s focus on delivering the most effective, survivable and connected fighter in the world will ensure the sovereign protection of Denmark and strengthen allies and partners through the NATO F-35 coalition.”

L-001 is scheduled to be delivered to the Royal Danish Air Force next month and will be flown to Luke AFB, Arizona, later this year for pilot and maintainer training. F-35s will arrive in Denmark in 2023 and be based at the Royal Danish Air Force’s Fighter Wing Skrydstrup..."

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Unread post11 Mar 2021, 10:11

{Denmark’s first F-35A flies from NAS JRB Fort Worth on March 8. The aircraft carries Danish national insignia in full color. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)" https://www.ainonline.com/sites/ainonli ... _f35-1.jpg
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Unread post12 Mar 2021, 02:48

Some photos. 8) CoooooooooooooooooooooooooooL........ :applause: (The colored ones look great in photos.)
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Unread post16 Mar 2021, 02:31

Update: Maiden flight for Danish F-35
10 Mar 2021 Gareth Jennings

"...News of the milestone came about nine months after Denmark began preparations for receiving the first of the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) 27 contracted F-35As later in 2021, with the country’s parliament approving construction of facilities at Skveststrup Flyvestation in Southern Jutland in June 2020. Flight operations are due to commence there in 2023, as deliveries run through to 2026.

Denmark announced that it had selected the F-35A to replace the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon in May 2016. Denmark had previously stated that it aimed to procure 48 aircraft to replace the F-16 but this number was curtailed due to budget cuts. As noted by Janes World Air Forces , Denmark’s eventual procurement of only 27 F-35As, will give the RDAF a very small fleet that at best will be just sufficient to carry out required air-defence tasks. With the government mandating a review of the programme before the last six of the 27 aircraft are ordered, the RDAF might find itself getting just 21 F-35As depending on the state of the national finances when the review is made.

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Unread post16 Mar 2021, 04:25

spazsinbad wrote:
Update: Maiden flight for Danish F-35
10 Mar 2021 Gareth Jennings

"...News of the milestone came about nine months after Denmark began preparations for receiving the first of the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) 27 contracted F-35As later in 2021, with the country’s parliament approving construction of facilities at Skveststrup Flyvestation in Southern Jutland in June 2020. Flight operations are due to commence there in 2023, as deliveries run through to 2026.

Denmark announced that it had selected the F-35A to replace the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon in May 2016. Denmark had previously stated that it aimed to procure 48 aircraft to replace the F-16 but this number was curtailed due to budget cuts. As noted by Janes World Air Forces , Denmark’s eventual procurement of only 27 F-35As, will give the RDAF a very small fleet that at best will be just sufficient to carry out required air-defence tasks. With the government mandating a review of the programme before the last six of the 27 aircraft are ordered, the RDAF might find itself getting just 21 F-35As depending on the state of the national finances when the review is made.

Source: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... anish-f-35


...and again they may not! The F-35 will be built for many many years. So, who knows how many aircraft any customer will get in the end. (some go up, while others go down)
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Unread post16 Mar 2021, 09:31

spazsinbad wrote:
Update: Maiden flight for Danish F-35
10 Mar 2021 Gareth Jennings

"...News of the milestone came about nine months after Denmark began preparations for receiving the first of the Royal Danish Air Force’s (RDAF’s) 27 contracted F-35As later in 2021, with the country’s parliament approving construction of facilities at Skveststrup Flyvestation in Southern Jutland in June 2020. Flight operations are due to commence there in 2023, as deliveries run through to 2026.

Denmark announced that it had selected the F-35A to replace the Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon in May 2016. Denmark had previously stated that it aimed to procure 48 aircraft to replace the F-16 but this number was curtailed due to budget cuts. As noted by Janes World Air Forces , Denmark’s eventual procurement of only 27 F-35As, will give the RDAF a very small fleet that at best will be just sufficient to carry out required air-defence tasks. With the government mandating a review of the programme before the last six of the 27 aircraft are ordered, the RDAF might find itself getting just 21 F-35As depending on the state of the national finances when the review is made.

Source: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news ... anish-f-35

Sneaky Danes!

First they cut from 48 to 27, then they delay introduction of the F-35 to reduce the number of Danish F-35 that needs the expensive block 4 upgrade, and now they may cut even more...!?

They should work harder at reaching the 2% NATO goal!!! Trump yelling at them didn't work, but I know what will work -- suggest to the Danes that some of the F-35 work currently done in Denmark might be shifted to other partners (e.g., Norway, who bought a large number of pre-block 4 fighters, and is on track to purchase a total of 52 F-35). Money is definitely a language that the Danes understand...
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Unread post16 Mar 2021, 22:48

loke wrote:Sneaky Danes!

First they cut from 48 to 27, then they delay introduction of the F-35 to reduce the number of Danish F-35 that needs the expensive block 4 upgrade, and now they may cut even more...!?


Sneaky Brazilians!

They cut from 120 (Gripen E/F) to 36 and this is not an 'idea/potential plan' but instead a PLAIN FACT which happened well before the COVID-19 pandemic (and its impact on global economy!) and then I haven't 'heard' from you a single word about this FACT! :roll: :doh:

loke wrote:Money is definitely a language that the Danes understand...


Money is definitely NOT a language that the Brazilians understand and yet they still massively cut their planned order of 'super-cheap' Gripen E/F. :roll: :doh:
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post17 Mar 2021, 01:30

ricnunes wrote:
loke wrote:Sneaky Danes!

First they cut from 48 to 27, then they delay introduction of the F-35 to reduce the number of Danish F-35 that needs the expensive block 4 upgrade, and now they may cut even more...!?


Sneaky Brazilians!

They cut from 120 (Gripen E/F) to 36 and this is not an 'idea/potential plan' but instead a PLAIN FACT which happened well before the COVID-19 pandemic (and its impact on global economy!) and then I haven't 'heard' from you a single word about this FACT! :roll: :doh:

loke wrote:Money is definitely a language that the Danes understand...


Money is definitely NOT a language that the Brazilians understand and yet they still massively cut their planned order of 'super-cheap' Gripen E/F. :roll: :doh:



Really makes you think...
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Unread post17 Mar 2021, 01:45

XanderCrews wrote:Really makes you think...


Indeed!
And I'm still waiting for Loke to comment on the really massive/huge order cut from the Gripen's E/F only export and partner nation... :roll:
“Active stealth” is what the ignorant nay sayers call ECM and pretend like it’s new.
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Unread post18 Mar 2021, 16:53

Live-broadcast. 8) But it's still more than two weeks away. :doh:
Lockheed Martin | Denmark | F-35 Rollout Celebration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZojTzJ3v78
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