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New F-35A batch delivered to Australia

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Australian Defense Ministry announced the transfer of three F-35A (AU-3, AU-4 and AU-5) fighter jets to the national Air Force with the final version of the software, reports TSAMTO.


New F-35A batch delivered to Australia


According to Defense Minister Maris Payne, this delivery was “another important step towards the deployment of aircraft in Australia,” scheduled for December 2018.

It is noted that the Australian Air Force became the first foreign recipient of the F-35A in the configuration of Block 3F.

This version "provides full use of the combat potential of the aircraft, including weapons, combat systems and flight characteristics," the publication said.

Currently, the Australian Air Force has five F-35A aircraft. The country is a partner in the F-35 Lightning-2 development program from 2002 of the year. The first two cars were transferred at the end of 2014 of the year.

In total, under the Project AIR-6000, Australia will receive an 72 aircraft. It is assumed that the fighters will begin to perform tasks for the purpose in 2020 year. Bringing F-35A to full readiness for combat use is scheduled for 2023 year.

The total transaction value is estimated at $ 11,5 billion, including maintenance and training services.
Photos used:
images.defence.gov.au
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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS April 11 2018 14: 05
    +2
    I won’t be surprised if the fun and joy of the Australians will soon end when problems and shortcomings begin to come out again.
    Well, China does not sit there.
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii April 11 2018 14: 30
      +6
      In the photo, two football players for sure. smile
  2. kventinasd
    kventinasd April 11 2018 14: 08
    +1
    And with whom on their islet the lords of kangaroos gathered to fight in the 35s. Have they really overpopulated marsupials?
    1. flicker
      flicker April 11 2018 14: 20
      +1
      The same question arose. laughing Australia's territory from east to west is about 3500 km, and from north to south a little more than 3000 km - F-35 range of 2200 km.
  3. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch April 11 2018 14: 08
    +1
    According to 160mln \ pcs, brick was sold inexpensively to the brothers. Khan to the Papuans, because there seems to be no one else to hollow. Well, the penguins will not reach.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 11 2018 14: 12
      +1
      Quote: iliitch
      According to 160mln \ pcs, brick was sold inexpensively to the brothers. Khan Papuans, because there seems to be no one else to hammer

      This is all being done towards China ... the Papuans have nothing to do with it.
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii April 11 2018 14: 45
        +6
        Australia an unsinkable island (for some people and the mainland) will lay its southern sea route around the famous mainland, you need cover. smile
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh April 11 2018 14: 18
    +2
    "F-35A in the configuration Block.3F" ////

    And we had to upgrade to this final version.
    Because of it, the certification of the marine F-35 - "C" is also delayed.
    1. Dali
      Dali April 11 2018 14: 30
      0
      Quote: voyaka uh

      And we had to upgrade to this final version.

      Well, you should not hurry with certification F-35 - “C” - you still have to wait and wait for Block.7F ...)))

      Yes, and at such a pace, Australia will get these normally prodigy waffles - like cancer before Beijing ...)))
      1. faridg7
        faridg7 April 11 2018 14: 38
        +4
        C'mon, a normal airplane, inconspicuous.
        Everyone knows that he is, everyone knows who he is, but few have seen in the sky, inconspicuous,
        1. Mih1974
          Mih1974 April 11 2018 15: 48
          +1
          Yes, yes - "Russian air defense does not see it," but all sorts of "storks" finished it off so that neither pictures nor video were immediately written off to the scrap belay repeat . "storks" of course regular stars and awards received lol
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 11 2018 16: 08
        +1
        We are already fighting on them. All talk about
        "what will be" is irrelevant.
        1. Dali
          Dali April 11 2018 17: 49
          +1
          You fight them ... laughing don’t tell my slippers ... you are still more like robbers acting around the corner ...
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh April 11 2018 21: 41
            +1
            In war, they always act "from around the corner." And not otherwise. Shoot from behind cover, hide
            set up ambushes, mine the terrain, set false targets.
            Both on the ground and in the air - the methods are the same. Deceive the enemy, shoot, hide.
            You imagine a war as a duel between Pushkin and Dantes, apparently, imagine? smile
            1. Dali
              Dali April 12 2018 10: 17
              +1
              Everyone is at war ... there are no rules, who knows how ... only the bandit or warrior determines the goals ... i.e. fighting or robbing ...
              Well, try to go on entih aircraft in a real clash ... and not with some old stuff ...
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith April 11 2018 14: 33
      0
      That's just for your upgrades in general the question is not worth it. Well done, what to hide.

      The question is how the countries participating in the project will use this aircraft. How many sorties will there be? And how much will it cost all the time?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh April 11 2018 16: 11
        +2
        Australians are good pilots, in principle,
        they have decent distances - you have to patrol the whole continent.
        They coped with the complex F-111, they will also cope with the F-35, I believe
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 April 11 2018 14: 25
    +2
    There is money, they can pull it! If you decide to play war games then .... we won’t think about it until it’s just not the best flyer with a lot of problems, then we’ll see how to get out of it.
  6. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv April 11 2018 15: 52
    0
    with the final version of the software,
    Windows sp3 ???
    1. japs
      japs April 12 2018 21: 59
      0
      Н
      Quote: igorbrsv
      with the final version of the software,
      Windows sp3 ???


      Well, yes, almost the final version. Here are a couple of hundred holes to patch left, well, find,
      where is that piece of the program that merges the info into 3 or 4 addresses.
      Our share ...
    2. freejack
      freejack April 12 2018 22: 07
      0
      Windows sp3 ???

      It's cool ... And after three years a window will fly out: “there are no updates to your gadget. Change the product to a newer one. Move the F-35 to the basket!” ... laughing