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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #450 on: November 23, 2018, 09:49:32 AM »
I think it's Hill AFB Evan, at least the photo accompanies a video on the Secret Project Forum thread about Belgium getting the F-35 says Hill. The video shows eight finger four flights of F-35's, one flight of three F-35's and one lone F-35 off to the side doing a fly-past.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #451 on: November 23, 2018, 09:53:40 AM »
US Air Force conducts first ever F-35 fighter jet 'elephant walk'

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/politics/us-air-force-f-35-elephant-walk/index.html

It's Hill AFB.  I think it should be called Flat AFB.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #452 on: November 23, 2018, 10:13:33 AM »
US Air Force conducts first ever F-35 fighter jet 'elephant walk'

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/politics/us-air-force-f-35-elephant-walk/index.html

It's Hill AFB.  I think it should be called Flat AFB.
Tactical hiding of location.  The base is actually named for a person with the last name of Hill rather than the terrain.  I don't remember his exact name, though I suspect the base is too far south to be named for James G. Hill since he was active mainly from Minnesota to Oregon and Washington (Great Northern Railroad was his primary legacy).

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #453 on: November 23, 2018, 01:27:40 PM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #454 on: March 08, 2019, 06:09:38 AM »


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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #455 on: March 18, 2019, 05:17:03 AM »
Here's a very interesting bit about the F-35 that I had not known:  https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/20181027.aspx.  Given that HIMARS has also shown to be able to function from the flight deck of various amphibious ships, it appears that the USMC's reach has just been nicely extended and their F-35B's amplified.  This should work equally well with other F-35 variants, too.  In the meantime, it makes one suspect that more and more neighbors buying the F-35 is a bit worrying for power like China and North Korea, particularly with the amplification this aircraft gives to targeting data for other systems.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #456 on: March 18, 2019, 08:27:06 AM »
It appears that each F-35 is a very capable recon and targeting platform. This is a major change in how we do business. This will take time to filter through other military systems to reveal other major capabilities

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #457 on: March 18, 2019, 09:31:05 PM »
Here's a very interesting bit about the F-35 that I had not known:  https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/20181027.aspx.  Given that HIMARS has also shown to be able to function from the flight deck of various amphibious ships, it appears that the USMC's reach has just been nicely extended and their F-35B's amplified.  This should work equally well with other F-35 variants, too.  In the meantime, it makes one suspect that more and more neighbors buying the F-35 is a bit worrying for power like China and North Korea, particularly with the amplification this aircraft gives to targeting data for other systems.

I've read that in one of the threads on the F-35 over at the SP Forum that they have been testing this, certainly changes how things can be done now doesn't it ?

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #458 on: March 20, 2019, 02:11:12 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #459 on: March 21, 2019, 09:12:20 PM »
Welcome to network centric warfare.

Add in larger numbers of LO affordable UCAVs each with a couple of SDBs, AMRAAMs etc. flying along side the F-35 and it gets even more interesting.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #460 on: March 21, 2019, 11:46:53 PM »
Welcome to network centric warfare.
As long as enemy hackers can be kept out of our networks. And that's a real worry.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #461 on: March 22, 2019, 02:08:08 AM »
Welcome to network centric warfare.
As long as enemy hackers can be kept out of our networks. And that's a real worry.

A risk though one recognised.  BTW, when we are talking about network centric warfare we're not just loading systems and weapons onto the general internet.  Rather, we are talking about connecting via secure military databanks etc.
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #462 on: March 22, 2019, 09:34:06 AM »
I suspect a lot of the interconnectivity will be via the F-35's MADL or systems capable of interfacing with it (F-22 will need an upgrade but it is doable).  That's a very LO data link.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #463 on: March 23, 2019, 02:01:53 AM »
I suspect a lot of the interconnectivity will be via the F-35's MADL or systems capable of interfacing with it (F-22 will need an upgrade but it is doable).  That's a very LO data link.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #464 on: March 23, 2019, 04:57:13 AM »
I suspect a lot of the interconnectivity will be via the F-35's MADL or systems capable of interfacing with it (F-22 will need an upgrade but it is doable).  That's a very LO data link.

Exactly.
Yes, all true. Any yet there are a lot of interfaces between the real/unsecured world and the comprehensive combat and maintenance systems of the F-35. So many that securing them all is a real worry.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #465 on: June 11, 2019, 04:31:29 AM »
F-35A walk around:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=hmnkcP-sJHk

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #466 on: June 13, 2019, 09:45:27 PM »
F-35A walk around:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=hmnkcP-sJHk

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I suddenly felt like I was living in the future  :o
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #467 on: June 30, 2019, 06:57:37 AM »
"Diana: Goddess of the Hunt" - painted on a Dutch F-35:


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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #468 on: July 13, 2019, 05:31:52 AM »
Just some cool Australian F-35 photos:




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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #469 on: July 13, 2019, 11:43:16 AM »
The station lights on the intake, how are they illuminated?   Are they lit or are they self-luminous?

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #470 on: July 14, 2019, 02:15:23 AM »
The station lights on the intake, how are they illuminated?   Are they lit or are they self-luminous?

The Formation Lights are Electroluminescent and as such require a electric current to emit light.  They are made by a company called Astronics Luminescent Systems Inc. - you can see more here: https://www.astronics.com/product?productgroup=Lighting%20Systems&subproduct=exterior%20lighting#Formation%20Lights
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« Reply #471 on: July 14, 2019, 08:58:23 AM »
The station lights on the intake, how are they illuminated?   Are they lit or are they self-luminous?

The Formation Lights are Electroluminescent and as such require a electric current to emit light.  They are made by a company called Astronics Luminescent Systems Inc. - you can see more here: https://www.astronics.com/product?productgroup=Lighting%20Systems&subproduct=exterior%20lighting#Formation%20Lights

Thanks.  Interesting.

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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #472 on: July 14, 2019, 11:43:22 AM »
The old “slime lights”. Trying to remember when these first came out. Was it the 80s or before? I’m sure the ones today are a bit different in design.

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« Reply #473 on: September 07, 2019, 03:34:23 AM »
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Re: F-35 Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #474 on: September 12, 2019, 04:08:26 AM »
Poland – F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

­­­WASHINGTON, September 11, 2019 - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland of thirty-two (32) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft with support for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 10, 2019.

Poland has requested to buy thirty-two (32) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) Aircraft and thirty-three (33) Pratt & Whitney F-135 Engines. Also included are Electronic Warfare Systems; Command, Control, Communications, Computer, and Intelligence/Communications, Navigational, and Identification (C4I/CNI); Autonomic Logistics Global Support System (ALGS); Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS); Full Mission Trainer; Weapons Employment Capability, and other Subsystems, Features, and Capabilities; F-35 unique infrared flares; reprogramming center;  F-35 Performance Based Logistics; software development/integration; aircraft ferry and tanker support; support equipment; tools and test equipment; communications equipment; spares and repair parts; personnel training and training equipment; publications and technical documents; U.S. Government  and contractor engineering, logistics, and personnel services; and other related elements of logistics and program support.  The estimated cost is $6.5 billion.

Read more here:

Source: https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/poland-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-aircraft
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