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US Air Force can cut F-35 purchases by a third

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The US Air Force may be forced to cut purchases of fifth-generation F-35 fighters by a third if the agency fails to find ways to reduce operating and support costs by 38% in the next 10 years, reports Bloomberg, citing an estimate of the air force.


US Air Force can cut F-35 purchases by a third


Because of this, 1 776 airplanes that are to be produced for the USAF can deduct 590 F-35 from 2070. The point is that the United States may face serious problems in the future financing of maintaining aircraft airworthiness. Before 1,1, XNUMX trillions of dollars can go for this only from the Air Force budget, the article says.

To avoid reducing the production of aircraft for the US Air Force, the leadership of the department will have to find a way to reduce costs in the coming 10 years, the newspaper writes

The total order quantity of the F-35 for the Air Force, VMS and US Marine Corps is 2 thousand 456 aircraft.

Note that previously repeatedly reported on the high cost of the program F-35. On the need to reduce the purchases of these aircraft, including the US allies - in particular, the United Kingdom. British media then reported that the actual price of the most expensive military aircraft in stories much higher than claimed due to "hidden costs", reports "Vzglyad"
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  1. Theodore
    Theodore 28 March 2018 17: 44
    +5
    The headline must be done differently: the United States does not pull the Phi -35!
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 28 March 2018 17: 47
      +6
      Quote: Theodore
      The headline must be done differently: the United States does not pull the Phi -35!

      Better, the US forces the vassals to buy "failed" fighters .. They will beat off all the costs!
      This is for us in Russia, it is impossible to make mistakes in calculations otherwise .. negative
      1. Vard
        Vard 28 March 2018 17: 56
        +8
        It seems that this is one of the most successful operations of our special services ... to boil the Yak-141 ... It must be managed ...
        1. Korax71
          Korax71 28 March 2018 23: 40
          -1
          And what do they have in common besides the fact that they are airplanes? request
      2. antivirus
        antivirus 28 March 2018 18: 09
        +1
        YES, RESULTS
        The main thing is China.
        the Chinese must build 500 aircraft for the Pacific. This is a zrada, and so the "opponent is not visible"
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 28 March 2018 17: 53
      +8
      This is bad. So rejoiced in bulk purchases in the United States and other NATO countries. And then they began to understand ...
      1. Herculesic
        Herculesic 28 March 2018 18: 02
        +4
        Sergei hi -they read our thoughts, that’s the reason! !! negative
        1. omit
          omit 29 March 2018 18: 43
          0
          Herculesych - they read our thoughts, that’s the reason!
          Do you have them? wassat wassat tongue stop
      2. Hanokem
        Hanokem 28 March 2018 22: 29
        0
        Lord Sikh, why do you think we are on the site? But I constantly pass on to our military-political leadership one simple truth: F-35 - a flying iron, a child prodigy and cut dough. And they are DULL, they don’t listen to me, they made their F-35 debut on February 10 (40% of Syrian air defense were destroyed).
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 29 March 2018 00: 40
          +3
          The first is not an iron!
          The second - did not cut the dough!
          Third, 40% were not destroyed, and 60% of Syria’s air defense were previously declared. Bibi is fighting for power and distracting people from the trial of themselves for corruption, victories without photo facts. Although previously everything was published.

          I was glad that the work and services would spill a penny for the USA and other countries.
        2. Letun
          Letun 29 March 2018 06: 45
          +1
          Quote: Hanokem
          40% of Syrian air defense destroyed

          40%? Are these data taken from the ceiling after the adoption of a 40-degree pall?
      3. Dam
        Dam 29 March 2018 01: 21
        +2
        Maybe VO Trump reads? So you need shh ... be quiet. To praise a penguin sometimes. Although our Israeli friends are here for 35 ears drown
    3. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 28 March 2018 18: 03
      +4
      Quote: Theodore
      usa don't pull fi -35!

      "the actual price of the most expensive military aircraft in history is much higher than the stated due to" hidden costs ""

      It's like a small credit card in a microfinance organization: everything is beautiful only in words. yes
    4. Maz
      Maz 28 March 2018 19: 05
      +1
      Zrada, by God, zrada!
    5. rocket757
      rocket757 28 March 2018 19: 38
      +1
      It’s possible in another way - the F-35s are pulling the US Air Force in .... somewhere to where, or maybe not to be?
  2. NEXUS
    NEXUS 28 March 2018 17: 47
    +6
    Because of this, 1 776 airplanes that are to be produced for the USAF can deduct 590 F-35 from 2070. The point is that the United States may face serious problems in the future financing of maintaining aircraft airworthiness. Before 1,1, XNUMX trillions of dollars can go for this only from the Air Force budget, the article says.

    That is, essentially the same story as with the lizard ... The Raptors wanted to buy 700 pieces, they bought only 187 ... and here, apparently, the same story.
    1. Hanokem
      Hanokem 28 March 2018 22: 30
      0
      Nexus, why then only F-35 are scolded on the site, but nothing about the F-22?
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 28 March 2018 22: 34
        +4
        Quote: Hanokem
        Nexus, why then only F-35 are scolded on the site, but nothing about the F-22?

        For a simple reason, the F-35 is produced and sold for export, but the lizard has not been manufactured since the age of 11, but it also has enough sores ... at the same time, all the same, the F-22 is the first serial heavy fighter of a new generation in the world .
  3. wicked pinnochio
    wicked pinnochio 28 March 2018 17: 50
    +3
    or maybe they can be made from plywood and painted with blue paint to match the color of the sky
    1. Theodore
      Theodore 28 March 2018 17: 52
      +4
      Anyway, money wasted!
    2. helmi8
      helmi8 28 March 2018 20: 20
      +2
      Quote: Angry Pinnochio
      or maybe they can be made from plywood and painted with blue paint to match the color of the sky

      Well, why - Latvians have been flying like this for a long time ...

  4. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 28 March 2018 17: 55
    +7
    Damn, how I like articles that talk about problems that supposedly can arise from someone there. Rest for the soul.
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 28 March 2018 18: 26
      +11
      They couldn’t, but they had already arisen. This iron was planned as the cheap equivalent of 22mu, and it turned out that the flying trough was already equal in price to the development and maintenance of 22mu. But he still did not cure any novelties from childhood diseases, he didn’t really fly.
    2. cats
      cats 28 March 2018 18: 35
      +5
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      Rest for the soul.

      And in articles about Russian wunderwafles, do you have to work? repeat
      I would like to say thanks to the Jewish community,
      for not burdening us with your presence on tragic days. hi
      1. Shahno
        Shahno 28 March 2018 18: 50
        +3
        Yes you are right. There is simply nothing to say, but to condemn citizens from among the otv. for all this in a state in which I do not live, why is this? Of course, I’m just sorry for everyone who suffered in this tragedy ...
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 28 March 2018 19: 38
        +10
        Quote: Kotovsky
        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        Rest for the soul.

        And in articles about Russian wunderwafles, do you have to work? repeat
        I would like to say thanks to the Jewish community,
        for not burdening us with your presence on tragic days. hi

        Is it possible to talk about this without tears?

        As a sign of grief for those who died in # Kemerovo City Hall # Tel Aviv is highlighted in the colors of # the Russian flag.

        1. Herculesic
          Herculesic 28 March 2018 19: 40
          +7
          Aaron hi - thanks humanly !! hi For the flag! !! hi
        2. stalkerwalker
          stalkerwalker 28 March 2018 19: 44
          +3
          Quote: Aron Zaavi
          As a sign of grief for those who died in # Kemerovo City Hall # Tel Aviv is highlighted in the colors of # the Russian flag.

          Thank you!
          hi
    3. Egorovich
      Egorovich 28 March 2018 18: 37
      +1
      There are a lot of trash cans for draining the fe-35 in the world, so the mattress will drain everything to them, as if in a toilet. Japan, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, etc. etc .. Use your health, just pay.
      1. Shahno
        Shahno 28 March 2018 18: 52
        +1
        Do not flatter yourself ... For your super duper they don’t even offer buckets ... You are trading mainly in economically weak countries, doesn’t it mean anything?
        1. cats
          cats 28 March 2018 18: 56
          +3
          Quote: Shahno
          doesn’t say anything?

          We are making real weapons, not pretty goods.
        2. Vkd dvk
          Vkd dvk 28 March 2018 23: 21
          0
          Quote: Shahno
          Do not flatter yourself ... For your super duper they don’t even offer buckets ... You are trading mainly in economically weak countries, doesn’t it mean anything?

          Very much speaks. Just pumped up lobbying American iron is three times more expensive than ours. And many can not afford it. Which one would decide to buy iron for 480 million (including exploitation) at the price of a piece of pure gold of the same weight as a fighter. Only completely enslaved by America. Type Israel.
        3. Redfox3k
          Redfox3k 29 March 2018 00: 42
          +1
          So really these very economically weak countries are actually fighting, and to the economically “strong” countries, weapons, frankly, purely for show-offs, are still fed up with fighting an equal enemy.
    4. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 28 March 2018 18: 50
      +2
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Damn, how I like articles that talk about problems that supposedly can arise from someone there. Rest for the soul.

      Aron Greetings! hiheh But Israel, then it will definitely be welded on this .. A couple of "bought-presented" to the United States, "flashed" the software and orders from vassals the same rod .. hehe
      Something you stopped flying near the borders of Syria ..))) tongue
      1. Shahno
        Shahno 28 March 2018 18: 58
        0
        Eh ... This is a forbidden topic today. "Time to collect stones," and do silently.
        1. Paranoid50
          Paranoid50 28 March 2018 19: 52
          +1
          Quote: Shahno
          This is a forbidden topic today.

          Censorship introduced, slipping into totalitarianism? laughing
      2. omit
        omit 29 March 2018 18: 40
        0
        Two Israeli Air Force F-35 aircraft conducted reconnaissance operations in Iran and went unnoticed by Russian air defense, Kuwaiti Al Jarida reports.

        According to the publication, the fighters flew over Syria and Iraq, and then crossed the border with Iran, where they carried out an intelligence mission over probable nuclear facilities in the areas of Bandar Abbas, Isfahan and Shiraz.
    5. Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk 28 March 2018 19: 02
      0
      Quote: Aaron Zawi
      Damn, how I like articles that talk about problems that supposedly can arise from someone there. Rest for the soul.

      Have you read? Have a rest? And forward, to the new colossal purchases of this non-flying iron.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 28 March 2018 20: 17
        +2
        They will, they will not buy, it does not matter, these are direct costs! And what are the associated or indirect costs ???
        Someone very smartly used to charge that the Yankees are young and the price of their penguin will decrease, decrease .... HA - HA and, again, HA! I bet that everything is just beginning, total costs will only grow !!! I bet that some writers are now joyful, Oh, what a wunderwafel they got !!! in speed they will howl and roll enta "waffle" into the far corner and I will be lying about miscellaneous;
        Really bring this project to mind, a couple of countries will be richer! Well, we can still a couple of countries will customize the plane for their specific goals.
        I bet on cognac ... although the process will take a long time! Nothing, aged cognac to turn out!
  5. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 28 March 2018 17: 55
    +4
    US Air Force can cut F-35 purchases by a third

    What to do? Sell ​​a license to China and buy thousands of cheap airplanes from it.
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic 28 March 2018 18: 00
    +3
    No, it is necessary on the contrary, to increase purchases, and seriously increase three-four times the minimum! And strictly observe the procurement schedule -penguin production! Then, then, everyone who buys this airstrike, and the economy is scalloping, is what we can do! Oh yes, you need to increase the number of aircraft sold seven times to each country that has bought at least one f35, to impose a purchase without fail. In the event of a failure, the strativist country needs to “impose democracy” following the example of Iraq, Libya, Yugoslavia.
  7. Yrec
    Yrec 28 March 2018 18: 04
    +1
    Do you have any stash of dollars? So you are funding the F-35 program.
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 28 March 2018 18: 04
    +7
    For some reason, it is thought that these statements are only the beginning of the reduction in Wishlist by the number of 35s.
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 28 March 2018 18: 43
      +5
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Why is it thought that these statements are only the beginning of the reduction in Wishlist by the number of 35

      The raptors also planned to buy 384, settled on 184, also referring to costs and the financial crisis. The same fate awaits the Penguin, then the boats of Columbia, the new ICBM. Case Mask for the development of evergreen money lives and thrives. lol
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 28 March 2018 18: 52
        +4
        [/ Quote]
        Quote: Ascetic
        [quote = КВУ-НСвД] For some reason, it seems that these statements are only the beginning of the reduction in Wishlist by the number of 35

        The raptors also planned to buy 384, settled on 184, also referring to costs and the financial crisis. The same fate awaits the Penguin, then the boats of Columbia, the new ICBM. Case Mask for the development of evergreen money lives and thrives. lol

        You can add to the list of failed Wishlist add Sivulfa, Zamvolty, Spirit, 117th and a lot of little things cheaper ..
        1. Sergey985
          Sergey985 28 March 2018 19: 49
          +3
          Do not dump everything in a heap. Seavulf was even considered excessive in its characteristics (a very cool boat turned out). They didn’t miss the mark, the technologies didn’t have time for the ship, and the application concept is a bit erroneous. At 117, American engineers proved that the iron can be forced to perform combat missions. The confusion among them, it seems, is in the issuance of a technical task, but there is no clarity in application. Some kind of mania all at once, but in one bottle. What they order is what they receive.
          1. KVU-NSVD
            KVU-NSVD 28 March 2018 20: 41
            +6
            Do not dump everything in a heap.
            Yes, I don’t argue that all of the above many very breakthrough things were laid and implemented, but there is one significant drawback - the price of the sample and its maintenance-use-repair, which translates them into the category of unrealized Wishlist ...
      2. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 28 March 2018 19: 53
        +1
        Quote: Ascetic

        The raptors also planned to buy 384, settled on 184, also referring to costs and the financial crisis. The same fate awaits the Penguin, then the boats of Columbia, the new ICBM. Case Mask for the development of evergreen money lives and thrives. lol

        Ascetic and you? See where the article begins? Some suggestions of the author.

        US Air Force perhapsforced will on third reduce the purchase of fifth-generation fighters.
        and it is possible that they will not be forced or cut not by a third, but by 10%. How can this be discussed seriously?
  9. Dead duck
    Dead duck 28 March 2018 18: 17
    +4
    Roscosmos plans to spend on the development of a sketch of a superheavy rocket 1 billion 613 million rubles

    Well, well, they wanted it then?! ...
    A new and cool plane for the price of the old? ... request
  10. shinobi
    shinobi 28 March 2018 18: 21
    +2
    And I was waiting for when, well, when will the process go! And here it is, the story with F-22 and Zumwalt repeats. So much swollen and empty. Keep it up! Comrades are on the right track!
    1. cats
      cats 28 March 2018 18: 37
      +4
      Quote: shinobi
      So much swollen and empty

      Well, why for nothing, people have earned money,
      American people. wink
  11. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 28 March 2018 18: 37
    +3
    Well, if today we begin to wrestle with accounting problems ten years ahead ....
    So there, as a last resort, not 1777, but 1555 will buy.
    When a concrete slab weighing 600 kg, or 900 kg falls on the head, there is no big difference.
    1. Vitaly Anisimov
      Vitaly Anisimov 28 March 2018 18: 58
      +2
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Well, if today we begin to wrestle with accounting problems ten years ahead ....
      So there, as a last resort, not 1777, but 1555 will buy.
      When a concrete slab weighing 600 kg, or 900 kg falls on the head, there is no big difference.

      Jewish logic .. heh heh You can’t argue men! ))) laughing I did not even understand what he was talking about, but I was wary, like the whole of Russia! soldier
    2. APASUS
      APASUS 28 March 2018 19: 00
      +4
      Try to consider another aspect, not with kilograms,
      and money: when you are deceived by $ 300, not $ 500.
      It definitely gets easier for you
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 28 March 2018 19: 58
        +1
        Quote: APASUS
        It definitely gets easier for you

        For it is thought that it is welded on 200. laughing
  12. shirkoled
    shirkoled 28 March 2018 19: 23
    0
    Yankees again increase public debt! But soon Lafa amers will end !!! Cash payments will be made in national currencies !!!
    1. Korax71
      Korax71 28 March 2018 23: 50
      +1
      And we’ve been hearing this fairy tale every year for 20 years now. Or do you think that now the whole world will drop everything and someone will start with wood, who pay with tug belay ?
  13. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 28 March 2018 20: 34
    0
    Quote: Herkulesich
    Sergei hi -they read our thoughts, that’s the reason! !! negative

    No, they have not reached this point in their development, but VO apparently revered! laughing
  14. Kleber
    Kleber 28 March 2018 22: 57
    +1
    Gentlemen do not even know that for the fourth year in a row Russia has produced more combat and military-combat aircraft than taken all over the world. And the numbers .... well, even without dates - numbers and stay.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 29 March 2018 10: 14
      0
      I don’t know that either. An interesting figure.
      There are data for 2016
      "In total, according to known data, in 2016 the Armed Forces of Russia received 59
      new production combat aircraft
      (12 MiG-29SMT, two Su-30M2, 17 Su-30SM, 16 Su-34 and 12 Su-35S)
      and ten combat training aircraft Yak-130. "
      Fighters in Russia produce about 3-4 per month. Including Su-30 and Su-35. MiG-29
      stopped releasing.
      In total, the Russian Air Force has approximately 65 Su-35 aircraft
  15. Zomanus
    Zomanus 29 March 2018 00: 01
    0
    Ah, what a sadness. Especially if you remember that
    that the first production samples and fly with difficulty.
  16. Redfox3k
    Redfox3k 29 March 2018 00: 48
    +2
    Uncle Sam, I don't recognize you! Have you decided to reduce purchases of military equipment? In the sun overheated, or, conversely, froze there that myself? You, this ... end up stupid ... Give 50% of US GDP for military needs, your homeland is in danger!
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov 29 March 2018 18: 29
      0
      Quote: Redfox3k
      Uncle Sam, I don't recognize you! Have you decided to reduce purchases of military equipment? In the sun overheated, or, conversely, froze there that myself? You, this ... end up stupid ... Give 50% of US GDP for military needs, your homeland is in danger!

      Russia spends on military needs, in percentage terms, more than the United States. This is a lot for more than a modest budget, such a large state as the Russian Federation.
      1. Vitaly Anisimov
        Vitaly Anisimov 29 March 2018 19: 02
        0
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Quote: Redfox3k
        Uncle Sam, I don't recognize you! Have you decided to reduce purchases of military equipment? In the sun overheated, or, conversely, froze there that myself? You, this ... end up stupid ... Give 50% of US GDP for military needs, your homeland is in danger!

        Russia spends on military needs, in percentage terms, more than the United States. This is a lot for more than a modest budget, such a large state as the Russian Federation.

        Russia is simply rearming and EVERYTHING! In the 80s, we believed you that there would be peace and the arms race would end .. Peace and Democracy the humpbacked Judah ..! Alas, we were impudently tricked into dismembering and robbing us (we nearly drowned in blood ..) .. But now Russia will ask for everything? All our developments, this is what we did not manage to steal from us during the collapse of the USSR! So, it’s not in vain that Privalov (or whatever it is) you started so fussing and hysterical ... Russia as the USSR for the arms race (SDI, etc.) you will not untwist ..! Whatever data you upload, we will not die of hunger and will not kneel .. But someone will really regret in the future for ALL the humiliations of Russia! negative hi
  17. Wolka
    Wolka 29 March 2018 06: 16
    +1
    and who needs these penguins, like a bird, but they can’t fly, except to dive and swim, maybe the F-35 can try to start diving and swimming, maybe they will be able to do something else ...
  18. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 29 March 2018 15: 54
    +1
    But what about the recent claims that the F-35 is a fantastic aircraft? Apparently fantastically expensive