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Best F-35 pictures I have ever seen and other news

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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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U.S. Air Force to move forward target date for F-35 use

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.

The Air Force's decision to accelerate its introduction with a slightly less capable version of the F-35 software package means the planes will carry fewer weapons at first, although the software will later be upgraded to the final version, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly.

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US Marine Corps studying Harrier enhancements

The USMC originally planned to keep the Harrier in service only until 2015, but in the past few years decided to keep the aircraft in use for far longer. The majority of the Harrier fleet will now remain in operation until 2027.

The decision was partly driven by delays in the Lockheed Martin F-35B Joint Strike Fighter programme, but also the realisation that the venerable aircraft has far more life left on the 134-airframe fleet than the service's increasingly fatigued legacy Boeing F/A-18A/B/C/D inventory.


F-35 Flight Test Intentional Departure




COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE

Department of Defence annual report 2011-12

THURSDAY, 16 MAY 2013

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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 09:57 AM
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See I know in my head it's part of the Evil Military Industrial Complex(TM) making a fortune from dead people, but damn they're some cool pics and that's one awesome plane.

Bring one over the UK airshows dagnamit. I want to see one.

Edit. And give us our Harriers back.
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posted on May, 23 2013 @ 09:59 AM
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I watched a documentary a few days ago on the F-35 it's suppose to replace several different planes even stealth if it works like they claim complete air superiority is ours.



posted on May, 23 2013 @ 10:18 AM
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Nice images. Thanks.



posted on May, 23 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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The Air Force has a can of whoop A** right there.

Those planes look sweet



posted on May, 23 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Very nice looking jet



posted on May, 23 2013 @ 06:32 PM
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Very nice looking jet. Too bad it's already failing in every department



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by DerekJR321
Very nice looking jet. Too bad it's already failing in every department






Actually its doing so well that they are speeding up the process. Thats gonna be one hell of a wolf pack. Jet four can launch jet twos weapons?? That is amazing technology.



posted on May, 24 2013 @ 02:43 PM
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holy double post batman
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posted on May, 28 2013 @ 09:33 AM
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Those are some beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

The F-35 is a great piece of 21st century technology. Problem is too many heads wanting to shove too many capabilities into the aircraft. Its budget and time are balloning out of proportion.



posted on May, 28 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Just posting so I can come back later. Thanks! Star & Flag.



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