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The Government of Belgium has requested to buy thirty-four (34) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft, and thirty-eight (38) Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines (34 installed, 4 spares). 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 and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total case value is $6.53 billion.
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The Government of Belgium has requested to buy thirty-four (34) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) aircraft, and thirty-eight (38) Pratt & Whitney F-135 engines (34 installed, 4 spares). 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 and logistics personnel services; and other related elements of logistics and program support. The estimated total case value is $6.53 billion.
Niet verrassend want de trend is dat de luchtmacht van Belgie en NL net zoals de marine samen zal gaan.
1/10 Van de rappers dankt zijn bestaan in Amerika aan de Nederlanders die zijn voorouders met een cruiseschip uit hun hongerige landen ophaalde om te werken op prachtige plantages.
"Oorlog is de overtreffende trap van concurrentie."
  vrijdag 26 januari 2018 @ 13:09:51 #29
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Why the Pentagon Isn’t Happy With the F-35

Efforts to improve the reliability of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 are “stagnant,” undercut by problems such as aircraft sitting idle over the last year awaiting spare parts from the contractor, according to the Pentagon’s testing office.

The availability of the fighter jet for missions when needed -- a key metric -- remains “around 50 percent, a condition that has existed with no significant improvement since October 2014, despite the increasing number of aircraft,” Robert Behler, the Defense Department’s new director of operational testing, said in an annual report delivered Tuesday to senior Pentagon leaders and congressional committees.

The F-35 section, obtained by Bloomberg News, outlined the status of the costliest U.S. weapons system as it’s scheduled to end its 16-year-old development phase this year. Starting in September, the program is supposed to proceed to intense combat testing that’s likely to take a year, an exercise that’s at least 12 months late already. Combat testing is necessary before the plane is approved for full-rate production -- the most profitable phase for Lockheed.
I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth.
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Pentagon wil flink wat F-35 jets inslaan

Het Amerikaanse ministerie van Defensie wil van het Congres meer dan 10 miljard dollar om in het komende fiscale jaar (vanaf 1 oktober) 77 gevechtsvliegtuigen van het type F-35 te kopen. Het toestel staat ook bekend als Joint Strike Fighter. Als het Congres over de brug komt, wordt het dat jaar de duurste aankoop van het Pentagon, dat 10,7 miljard dollar of omgerekend 8,6 miljard euro wil uitgeven aan de vliegtuigen van de firma Lockheed Martin.

Volgens de planning komen er vanaf 2019 ook 37 van die F-35's naar Nederland. Ze zijn opvolgers van het gevechtsvliegtuig F-16 van de inmiddels door Lockheed Martin overgenomen vliegtuigmaker van het bedrijf General Dynamics. De F-16 is al sinds 1979 in gebruik. De door de kosten en problemen omstreden F-35 is nog niet klaar. Het vliegtuig moet in de loop van dit jaar wel 'over zijn ontwikkelingsfase heen zijn'.

De komende begroting van het Pentagon gaat uit van omgerekend ruim 480 miljard euro. Dat is onderdeel van meer dan 575 miljard euro die de regering van president Trump dan voor de veiligheid van de VS wil uitgeven.

(Frontpage)
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
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Het Belgische Ministerie van Defensie heeft 2 'best and final offers' ontvangen voor de vervanging van de F16-vloot:

- Eurofighter Typhoon
- F35

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De Fransen hebben niet deelgenomen aan de officile procedure, maar stellen nu hun Rafale voor rechtstreeks aan de Belgische regering met een pak compensaties (oa cybersecurity).

De beslissing wordt verwacht voor de grote NAVO-top in Brussel in juli.
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Aeronamic en LCW werken samen aan onderhoud F-35

Specialist in luchtvaarttechnologie Aeronamic gaat in nauwe samenwerking met het Logistiek Centrum Woensdrecht (LCW) het onderhoud verzorgen aan het PTMS-systeem voor alle Europese F-35’s. PTMS regelt de energiehuishouding, zoals het starten van de motor, de noodstroomvoorziening, cabinedruk en koeling aan boord van de F-35.

De selectie van Aeronamic om onderhoud uit te voeren aan delen van de F-35 is het resultaat van een nauwe samenwerking tussen het bedrijf en de luchtmacht. Beide partijen creren hiermee een basis die voor verdere werkgelegenheid in de regio zorgt. Zo worden er 50 nieuwe functies verwacht op Woensdrecht.

(Vliegende Hollander)
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
  dinsdag 27 maart 2018 @ 13:20:23 #33
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There’s Still No Finish Line in Sight for the F-35 Program - The stealth jets continue to underperform

Jim Roche, then-secretary of the U.S. Air Force, made an announcement on Oct. 26, 2001, that all aviation enthusiasts had been waiting for. A winner had been picked to design and build the Joint Strike Fighter.

The American people were assured the new jet would enter service in 2008 and be a high-performance replacement for the military’s aging airframes while only costing between $40 million and $50 million.

The F-35 has now entered an unprecedented seventeenth year of continuing redesign, test deficiencies, fixes, schedule slippages and cost overruns. And it’s still not at the finish line. Numerous missteps along the way—from the fact that the two competing contractors, Lockheed Martin and Boeing, submitted “flyoff” planes that were crude and undeveloped “technology demonstrators” rather than following the better practice of submitting fully functional prototypes, to concurrent acquisition malpractice that has prevented design flaws from being discovered until after production models were built—have led to where we are now.
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