In the US, tested new survival kits in the Arctic for pilots F-35

In the US, tested new survival kits in the Arctic for pilots F-35

The U.S. Air Force command began training personnel and equipment for service in Alaska and in the Arctic conditions of the U.S. Air Force. This is stated in a press release distributed by the service, according to Defense Blog.


The publication writes that in preparation for the deployment of the fifth generation F-35A fighter assigned to the 354 fighter wing in Alaska, a new Arctic survival kit for F-35 pilots was tested in Fairbanks, Alaska. The new kit was specifically designed for pilots of F-35 fighters, since the previously used similar survival kit for pilots of other fighters did not fit in the allotted space under the seat of the F-35A.

The U.S. Air Force Command announced that the first F-35A would arrive in Alaska in 2020. The plane has already passed the necessary tests for operation at sub-zero temperatures, it remains to check survival kits and conduct pilot training.


As part of the tests, a group of pilots from the 356th fighter squadron, 354th squadron of operational support for flight equipment and the 66th training squadron were placed in a special chamber creating a negative temperature similar to the conditions in Alaska and the Arctic. Pilots wore regular flight overalls and carried survival kits.

While in the cell, they put on equipment from the rescue kit and spent about six hours at temperatures from -51 to -65 Celsius. Based on the test results, the new survival kit for the F-35 pilots was recognized as ready for use with minor modifications.
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  1. Honest Citizen 20 November 2019 15: 03 New
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    While in the cell, they donned the equipment from the rescue kit and spent about six hours at temperatures from -51 to -65.

    Temperature Celsius or Faringate indicated? The United States seems to be using Faringate.
    For at -65 Celsius, for 6 hours ... vague doubts torment me (s)
    1. spech 20 November 2019 15: 08 New
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      -46 -54 centigrade.
      PS at -40, both scales coincide.
      1. hrych 20 November 2019 16: 01 New
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        The main thing is that the diaper does not freeze ... right away
        1. Vladimir16 20 November 2019 16: 56 New
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          An essay about:
          "How I spent five hours in the bathhouse in winter, when it was minus 65 outside."
          1. Shurik70 20 November 2019 21: 27 New
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            -65 Fahrenheit = -54 Celsius.
            Even if in Fahrenheit, it’s still strong.
            True, it is worth considering that in the Arctic there is always wind, and not weak. It is unlikely that there was a wind in the refrigerator.
    2. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 09 New
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      Quote: Honest Citizen
      Temperature Celsius or Faringate indicated? The United States seems to use Faringate. For at -65 Celsius, for 6 hours ... vague doubts torment me (s)

      Along the way, in Celsius it was considered as well -65 --- -2 by C.
      1. Sky strike fighter 20 November 2019 15: 17 New
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        And they dipped it in cold water for 6 hours, and even preferably with an emulation of northerly winds and a storm at sea?
        1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 23 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          they dipped it in cold water for 6 hours, and even more preferably with an emulation of northerly winds and a storm at sea?

          Did the Air Force serve? If so, the chic Fur Jumpsuit was, still with high boots or winter boots, all a sheepskin, for the Northerners there was a set with a leather top.
          I used it myself, father, but the size is 50, now I'm looking for a similarity but 56 sizes.
          1. Starover_Z 20 November 2019 16: 26 New
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            The U.S. Air Force command began training personnel and equipment for service in Alaska and in the Arctic conditions of the U.S. Air Force.

            Return Alaska and do not waste candy wrappers! And so the state debt of the States exceeded, as they wrote recently, over 20 trillion!
            1. Vladimir16 20 November 2019 16: 52 New
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              They put the pilots in the fridge ...

              Can airplanes work at this temperature?

              And where were they going to fight at minus 65 ???????????

              They flock to the Arctic water and freeze to the dog’s benders after half an hour at a positive temperature.
            2. DMoroz 20 November 2019 17: 34 New
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              Quote: Starover_Z
              The U.S. Air Force command began training personnel and equipment for service in Alaska and in the Arctic conditions of the U.S. Air Force.

              Return Alaska and do not waste candy wrappers! And so the state debt of the States exceeded, as they wrote recently, over 20 trillion!
              In general, penguins in the Arctic do not live ... laughing tongue
      2. thinker 20 November 2019 15: 35 New
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        There is a photo on Defense. And I think the line from the source explains everything -
        After the equipment was included.
        The main thing is that the batteries are fresh yes
        1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 38 New
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          Quote: thinker
          The main thing is that the batteries are fresh

          Batteries in the cold quickly run out, another thing is the condensate and a small dynamo car, with such a walkie-talkie in the VHF range.
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      4. iConst 20 November 2019 15: 56 New
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        Quote: marshes
        Along the way, in Celsius it was considered as well -65 --- -2 by C.

        (-65 ° F - 32) × 5/9 = -53,89 ° C
        1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 58 New
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          Quote: iConst
          (-65 ° F - 32) × 5/9 = -53,89 ° C

          I admit, the error was not so calculated by the Google convector.
    3. A man with a capital letter 20 November 2019 17: 09 New
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      Even if the wind blows
  2. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 03 New
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    Now I was interested in clothes and deer skins, that the natives of Yakutia and Alaska wear., Relatively light. And Ugi.
    Generally on sale with a canvas top is there?
    1. SovAr238A 20 November 2019 20: 46 New
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      Quote: marshes
      Now I was interested in clothes and deer skins, that the natives of Yakutia and Alaska wear., Relatively light. And Ugi.
      Generally on sale with a canvas top is there?


      There is Canada Gus - which will still be better than deer skins. .
      the outside is as strong as the tarp.
      Repeatedly saw the Khanty and Nenets in this.
      But expensive ...
      1. marshes 20 November 2019 20: 51 New
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        Quote: SovAr238A
        There is canada gus

        jackets with swan down?
        1. SovAr238A 20 November 2019 21: 09 New
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          Quote: marshes
          Quote: SovAr238A
          There is canada gus

          jackets with swan down?

          goose.
          1. marshes 20 November 2019 21: 13 New
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            Quote: SovAr238A
            goose.

            Well, almost this, by the way senipon and others. The chemistry of the cold can not stand.
            And by what I know, I have relatives there. laughing
  3. Andrey Chistyakov 20 November 2019 15: 06 New
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    Well, this should be addressed to German veterans. The winters were glorious.
    The "experience" is great. "Share" if that ...
    1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 16 New
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      Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
      Well, this should be addressed to German veterans. The winters were glorious. The "experience" is great. "Share" if that ...

      The Germans warmed themselves with rabbit meat, but it warms up to -20, the sheepskin is up to -40 but heavy, that's my interest in venison.
      1. Andrey Chistyakov 20 November 2019 15: 16 New
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        Quote: marshes
        Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
        Well, this should be addressed to German veterans. The winters were glorious. The "experience" is great. "Share" if that ...

        The Germans warmed themselves with rabbit meat, but it warms up to -20, the sheepskin is up to -40 but heavy, that's my interest in venison.

        Did not help.
        1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 18 New
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          Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
          Did not help.

          Rabbit meat, cold fur.
          Sheepskin and venison is the most.
          1. Dikson 20 November 2019 16: 08 New
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            Reindeer fur is distinguished by the fact that each hair inside is hollow .. like a straw for a cocktail .. because of this it holds heat very well .. I know that the specialists had jumpsuits for eider down. Great thing! light and very warm and functional .. And so, yes .. a fur cygeik jumpsuit, covered with devilish leather, high fur boots, - sheepskin outside, inside - dog fur .. he himself has it ..
            1. marshes 20 November 2019 16: 13 New
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              Quote: Dikson
              Reindeer fur is distinguished by the fact that each hair inside is hollow .. like a straw for a cocktail .. because of this, it holds heat very well.

              Exactly, he is very warm, plus if the slaughter of deer goes when the fur still gives the undercoat, it’s probably the beginning of December.
              Quote: Dikson
              . And so, yes .. a fur cygeic overalls covered with devilish leather, high fur boots, - sheepskin outside, inside - dog fur .. he himself has it ..

              At most, only the size is not the same.
              I noticed in a flight jacket on fur, even at plus temperatures, you do not sweat up to ten. If in a shirt, good thermal insulation.
              But looking for venison, Balkhash in winter and Nur-Sultan.
      2. Thunderbolt 20 November 2019 15: 25 New
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        Quote: Andrey Chistyakov
        Well, this should be addressed to German veterans. The winters were glorious.
        The "experience" is great. "Share" if that ...

        So they already had a set. It just didn’t fit under the seat. Why would they need someone else’s experience. They have their own Alaska and stations in Antarctica, and this is cooler than any Germans.
  4. The leader of the Redskins 20 November 2019 15: 06 New
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    It is a pity there is no exact description of these items of equipment. What is included, what allows you to do ...
    1. Nycomed 20 November 2019 15: 20 New
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      That's right, I would like more details. The editorial office has not been catching mice for a long time, it seems that in the nearest market, “grandmothers” are buying up “news” for three rubles. Dear editors, please do not be offended, that is, that is. Excuse me. hi
      1. Invoce 20 November 2019 15: 40 New
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        Similarly, the rating is growing among those who stupidly retype the "news" .. all colonel generals
  5. sergo1914 20 November 2019 15: 20 New
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    Minor improvements. Will they add a flask with alcohol? If anything - I'm talking about rubbing.
    1. marshes 20 November 2019 15: 27 New
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      Quote: sergo1914
      Minor improvements. Will they add a flask with alcohol? If anything - I'm talking about rubbing.

      Alcohol burns the skin, from vodka to sleep you pull and horsemeat or viskar with a coffee pot, pulls awake.
    2. Voyager 20 November 2019 16: 00 New
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      Enema with antifreeze
  6. Invoce 20 November 2019 15: 31 New
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    already been. The truth is not in the Artic, and not for pilots .., But for the army of a likely enemy .. And yet .... the enemy, as a rule, modified what himself was unfinished. Nothing extra, sometimes, with some imagination and ingenuity, even skis are not needed laughing
  7. askort154 20 November 2019 15: 39 New
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    Pilots wore regular flight overalls and carried survival kits.

    When meeting with a white bear, nobody needs survival kits, and you will warm yourself in flying suits. lol
    1. Sergey M. Karasev 20 November 2019 15: 45 New
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      Quote: askort154
      Pilots wore regular flight overalls and carried survival kits.

      When meeting with a white bear, nobody needs survival kits, and you will warm yourself in flying suits. lol

      And shooting from personal weapons is not included in the US military pilots training program?
      1. askort154 20 November 2019 15: 49 New
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        Sergey Mikhailovich Karasev .....And shooting from personal weapons is not included in the US military pilots training program?

        Shoot a polar bear, not humanely! Green will sue! wink hi
        1. Sergey M. Karasev 20 November 2019 15: 53 New
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          Well, the pilot will not have to report this green (if he can survive at all). winked
  8. Dikson 20 November 2019 16: 02 New
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    Do ours have such? Well, that at -50 yes six hours? ..
  9. Lord of the Sith 20 November 2019 16: 03 New
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    I think General Frost will show these Yankees where the crayfish hibernate))
  10. Igor Borisov_2 20 November 2019 17: 45 New
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    Quote: DMoroz
    Quote: Starover_Z
    The U.S. Air Force command began training personnel and equipment for service in Alaska and in the Arctic conditions of the U.S. Air Force.

    Return Alaska and do not waste candy wrappers! And so the state debt of the States exceeded, as they wrote recently, over 20 trillion!
    In general, penguins in the Arctic do not live ... laughing tongue

    They will be warmed by polar bears ..... laughing
  11. Old26 20 November 2019 21: 02 New
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    Quote: Dikson
    Do ours have such? Well, that at -50 yes six hours? ..

    Everyone has NAZ. True, I can’t say what temperature our NAZs are designed for, but Americans have a HAZ for a cold climate, a HAZ for a hot climate, a HAZ for water.

    Quote: Lord of the Sith
    I think General Frost will show these Yankees where the crayfish hibernate))

    Yeah. And in Alaska, palm trees are probably growing. Do not think that Americans are such suckers that they will not prepare their pilots in greenhouse conditions.
    It’s one thing the Germans, whose winters are not the same as ours, are completely different Americans and Canadians. The climate is the same as ours.
    1. Lord of the Sith 23 November 2019 13: 24 New
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      Canada in the south is huddled in Alaska too. The Yankees do not like cold.
      The Arctic zone of Russia is 9 million km, where quite a lot of people.