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F135 engine continues to worry US military's top F-35 executive

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 09:56 AM
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www.flightglobal.com...



The US military's top executive for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has revealed new concerns about technical and cost failures facing the programme's primary engine supplier.

The problems include too many individual blades that fail to meet specifications, as well as combined "stack-ups" of blades that fail early, he says, adding: "I'm not satisfied with the rates that I'm getting."


lol wut?

first they kill funding for the alternative - and now , even more failures of the F135 are coming to light - mentioned elsewhere , the fan blade problem is such , that they are expecting one of the prototypes to blow up with blade failure!




posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:36 AM
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Since this plane is going to replace the F-16, F-15, F-18, Harrier, etc....

They damn sure better know that the engines will work!

It looks like the F-22 is starting to get axed or at least scaled back in favor of the F-35.

Does the F-22 use the F135 engine also?


EDIT

Looks like the F-22 uses the F119 engines.

Perhaps GE/RR deserves another look?

[edit on 7/30/09 by emsed1]



posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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Another reason why the alternate engine should be continued.



- mentioned elsewhere , the fan blade problem is such , that they are expecting one of the prototypes to blow up with blade failure!

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F136 engine video.


[edit on 31/7/2009 by C0bzz]



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