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Why did the Pentagon freeze the F-35 program?

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The American company Lockheed Martin reports that it is on the way to overcome differences with the main military department of the country. These disagreements are financially grounded and are due to the suspension of deliveries of the X-NUMX F-5 multi-role fighter jets. The essence of the disagreement is that the Pentagon demanded that Lockheed Martin reduce financial requests for the repair and maintenance of nearly two hundred aircraft.


The Pentagon said that while temporarily abandon the acquisition of F-35 "until the settlement of financial disputes." On such a refusal, the US military decided on March 28.

Why did the Pentagon freeze the F-35 program?


It got to the point that in the air divisions they decided to repair the aircraft "on their own". Not so long ago, on “VO”, there was a story about how, in one of the cases, the F-35 part was printed on the 3D printer by itself, and then, without the consent of the manufacturer, the plane was lifted into the air. Then Lockheed Martin said that in such a case they could take the aircraft out of warranty service, to which the US military received an answer of approximately the following content: the cost of the maintenance you declared and itself leads to the fact that the US Air Force is ready to refuse it.

In addition, the US Air Force explained additional claims to the manufacturer. The fact is that the US Air Force does not satisfy the state of the mounting holes on the F-35. They use anticorrosion paint, which reduces the stealth parameters of the aircraft. The Pentagon offered to the manufacturer to rectify the situation, and the manufacturer demanded additional financial resources for this.

Now it became known that the parties decided to soften the rhetoric. It is reported that the Pentagon is ready to resume purchases of F-35. It does not comment on the main question: did the parties agree to reduce the cost of maintenance of the fighters, as well as about who would eliminate the problem with the anti-corrosion coating on the mounting holes?
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  1. Thrall
    Thrall 8 May 2018 07: 23
    +2
    And in the US, "stainless steel" has not yet been invented?
    Maybe it makes sense to us to keep secret? smile
    At whose expense will they eliminate the problem with a corrosion-resistant coating on the mounting holes?
    1. Troll
      Troll 8 May 2018 07: 55
      +5
      It corrodes not only steel or iron.
  2. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 8 May 2018 07: 24
    +9
    Well, while the Pentagon was trading with Lockheed, the 4 Block came out for a test.
    The U.S. Air Force began preliminary testing, software development, and weapon integration for its new F-4 35 joint fighter strike unit. This new modification is designed to give the multirole fighter even greater strike potential.
    The new version, which will appear in the early 2020's, will have a new high-precision long-range weapon, such as Small Diameter Bomb II, as well as integrated computer technology to automatically prevent collisions with the ground. "The integration of SDB II has already begun, flight tests are scheduled to begin as early as 2019," said Air Force spokeswoman captain Emily Grabowski.
    "The 4 unit is essential for a national defense strategy, we are upgrading the aircraft so that it continues to dominate the battlefield." Said Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.



    1. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 8 May 2018 11: 50
      +5
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      we are modernizing the aircraft so that it continues to dominate the battlefield. ",

      Is Penguin a tank (!?) to dominate the battlefield ??? belay
      The main thing is that he does not dominate the battlefield in the sky !!! But our Su-57 and C-400 will take care of this ... bully
  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 8 May 2018 07: 24
    +4
    And how in Israel they solve this problem? Share, experts!
  4. maratk
    maratk 8 May 2018 07: 29
    +4
    both released and will release. both served and will serve. everything that is said in this article is such a trifle that I don’t feel like eating .....
  5. Altona
    Altona 8 May 2018 07: 32
    +5
    The fact is that the US Air Force does not satisfy the condition of the mounting holes on the F-35. They use anti-corrosion paint, which reduces the stealth parameters of the aircraft.
    ------------------------------
    Stealth parameters F-35 they have some kind of fad? Recently, an article was that a boat of Colombian drug lords was discovered by ancient means. The ultramodern, with a carbon body, with the forms of an iron, which is shorter in no way reflecting shields, was quietly displayed on the radar of Poseidon (reconnaissance aircraft). And they have fragments of paint there in the bolt holes of the wrong system. It seems more like a run over than a serious complaint.
    1. helmi8
      helmi8 8 May 2018 07: 38
      +3
      Quote: Altona
      Stealth parameters F-35 they have some kind of fad?

      They can’t believe in any way that there are no absolutely invisible objects. You need to know how to "watch" smile
      1. askort154
        askort154 8 May 2018 10: 54
        +1
        helmi8 .....They can’t believe in any way that there are no absolutely invisible objects. You need to know how to "watch"

        The plane is "invisible"! good But the pilot, no! belay
  6. Abram
    Abram 8 May 2018 07: 52
    +4
    the message of the article is clear, as usual, "bad-bad F-35!" smile
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 8 May 2018 08: 35
    0
    fi 35 continues its peak in the dispute between manufacturers and consumers ... bully
  8. keeper03
    keeper03 8 May 2018 09: 32
    0
    They are obsessed with stealth technology! This fraera will destroy! yes
    1. farcop
      farcop 8 May 2018 10: 21
      0
      Quote: keeper03
      They are obsessed with stealth technology! This fraera will destroy! yes
      But you didn’t name the frayer, carefully, the people will have the idea of ​​a quito frayer and who will destroy stealth technologies. bully
      1. YELLOWSTONE
        YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 11: 24
        0
        there was already one such F-117 lol
        1. farcop
          farcop 8 May 2018 11: 26
          +1
          Quote: YELLOWSTONE
          there was already one such F-117 lol
          So what? He made hundreds of raids, one shot down. Where is that Yugoslavia? Is that the reason for laughter? And laughter for no reason, it is a known sign.
          1. YELLOWSTONE
            YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 11: 27
            +1
            Quote: farcop
            one shot down

            who told you this, neighbor? bully we are waiting when they bring down another F-22 and after that they will also be removed from service laughing
            1. farcop
              farcop 8 May 2018 11: 32
              0
              Quote: YELLOWSTONE
              who told you that?

              Sign, take a modern map, find Yugoslavia, found? If you have found, look for a sign of which laughter is without reason, if you have not found, look for the same.
              1. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 11: 36
                +1
                a sign of not knowing in which year it broke up itself, and what was the V-max and other LTXs of the F-117 wassat
                and for Yugoslavia, as well as for everything else, you will answer to people yes
                1. farcop
                  farcop 8 May 2018 11: 41
                  0
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  sign to not know
                  Well, you don’t know, sit and search on the Internet. A sign of what has already been found?
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  in front of people
                  Duck people understood, but the sign is that you can do it.
              2. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 11: 44
                0
                Quote: farcop
                A sign of what has already been found?

                you need to look for it and not forget, it fell apart before the composition of Serbia and Montenegro before the start of the civil war in 1991
                the speed of the F-117 was subsonic, the maneuverability is slightly better than the shuttle lol
                1. farcop
                  farcop 8 May 2018 11: 48
                  0
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  she broke up
                  So I didn’t find it, but in vain, well, remember, maybe you can sometimes marry a smart one - they bombed hundreds of times, shot down one.
              3. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 11: 54
                +1
                means - did not know, forgot and did not seek yes
                from shooting down supposedly just one, the remaining 63 are usually not withdrawn from service lol
                only once they shot down an SR-71 which had a three-swing speed, which it tried in the USSR therefore not to fly in (even in Egypt it flew so as not to meet with the MiG-25 every other day), and yet it broke unintentionally laughing
                1. farcop
                  farcop 8 May 2018 12: 02
                  0
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  means - did not know, forgot
                  You didn’t know that you forgot or forgot that you didn’t know? Decide already.
                  I will teach again then look for another methodology:
                  F-117, Hundreds of bombings - one shot down. Shot in 1999, withdrawn from service - in 2008. It was also used in the Iraq war. Sit, think and do not answer better, otherwise they will think that all Russians are like you.
              4. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 12: 14
                +1
                Quote: farcop
                Decide already.

                it was not about me
                Quote: farcop
                Hundreds of bombings - one shot down.

                Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                from shooting down supposedly just one, the remaining 63 are usually not withdrawn from service

                Quote: farcop
                bombed hundreds of times, shot down one.

                what else is in the training manual? negative
                Quote: farcop
                It was also used in the Iraq war.

                same thing, only shot down more than 3
                Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                from shooting down supposedly just one, the remaining 63 are usually not withdrawn from service

                Quote: farcop
                Sit, think and do not answer better, otherwise they will think that all Russians are like you.

                looking at you, you might think that Russians in the USA don't go at all lol
                1. farcop
                  farcop 8 May 2018 12: 20
                  +1
                  shot down even more than 3
                  Is it written in your training manual? Strongly, folk tales, now your laughter is clear for no reason.
                  Quote: YELLOWSTONE
                  looking at you, you might think that Russians in the USA don't go at all
                  Of course they go, they stand in line. having neighbors like you, anyone would leave.
              5. YELLOWSTONE
                YELLOWSTONE 8 May 2018 12: 34
                +1
                it’s strong when there are 12 more pieces in Iraq, 15, 18 yes the first time he was shot down there back in 1991
                Sikorski left for a long time, skunk to Clarence Johnson, say hello lol the Germans remember his starfighter too lol
                it took the Russians 30 years to deal with them for Serbia, your time is also running out laughing
  9. top_war_shit
    top_war_shit 8 May 2018 11: 42
    +3
    Duck, they also rust - such a gift is not necessary
  10. shadow
    shadow 8 May 2018 13: 06
    -1
    And why was such a good Fuflo-22 aircraft discontinued?
    1. Vkd dvk
      Vkd dvk 9 May 2018 22: 04
      0
      Quote: Shadows
      And why was such a good Fuflo-22 aircraft discontinued?

      Exactly the same. Greens do not have time to print.
  11. viktor001
    viktor001 8 May 2018 14: 41
    0
    the title of the article does not correspond to the content, from the word at all,
    nobody freezes anything, ordinary financial showdowns.