In the United States stopped the operations of the Edwards Air Base, where tests of the F-35


In the United States, a problem has been reported at enterprises implementing the fifth-generation F-35 fighter program. Enterprises are forced to suspend work and quarantine. Against this background, the situation is exacerbated by the shutdown of the Edwards Air Force test and operational base in California.


This base in the United States has previously received rights to implement the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter test program.
The suspension of the military base is reportedly caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In the American media it is said that problems with disruption of the production process, as well as curtailing tests of the F-35 based on Edwards, can lead to a serious delay in the implementation of a number of contracts. It is noted that the mass production of F-35 may be delayed for a year.

Meanwhile, experts are discussing F-35 aircraft maintenance contracts that have already been acquired by a number of countries, including Norway, Japan, Britain, the Netherlands, and Australia. If the United States temporarily prohibits the departure of specialists abroad for the maintenance of fighter jets, “aviation plain". In particular, it is said that without updating the on-board software, “software vulnerabilities that the enemy could take advantage of” will arise. And software updates with partial replacement of the hardware component depending on the F-35 version can be carried out at least once a year.
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  1. Po-tzan 27 March 2020 15: 18 New
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    In the United States stopped the operations of the Edwards Air Base, where tests of the F-35


    Fine! Over this year, I hope that we will manage to build hundreds of SU-57 and restore parity in aviation ...
  2. knn54 27 March 2020 15: 19 New
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    More than 500 pieces are not a series for them?
    1. Karaul14 28 March 2020 04: 00 New
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      Quote: knn54
      More than 500 pieces are not a series for them?
      500 pieces of this small-scale production was, large-scale production is about to begin. There, only about 2.5k is planned for the US only, this is not counting about 1k for NATO countries.
  3. codetalker 27 March 2020 15: 22 New
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    Well, there was a plausible excuse to cover up the program for fu-35. The main thing then is not to remember.
    1. TermNachTer 27 March 2020 18: 59 New
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      I think that until they stop, they haven’t yet "shod all the suckers." There are still people who want to buy a mattress airplane, but no, they will.
      1. codetalker 27 March 2020 19: 06 New
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        Well, I think that they stuffed stuffed stuff into suckers, they will take money. And they’ll say to dispose, at your own expense :)
        1. TermNachTer 27 March 2020 19: 18 New
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          Oh, a very fascinating lesson - "breed suckers." Psheks agreed to participate, while the truth is only in words, but everything can be. There are other candidates for the position of terpils.
  4. Thrifty 27 March 2020 15: 25 New
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    So, there was a government in the USA! And, not one shot was fired !!! what
  5. Prahlad 27 March 2020 15: 42 New
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    Even the picture shows that this is an ultra modern aircraft
    1. Vasyan1971 27 March 2020 15: 45 New
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      Quote: Prahlad
      Even the picture shows that this is an ultra modern aircraft

      laughing
      1. cniza 27 March 2020 16: 41 New
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        Quote: Prahlad
        Even the picture shows that this is an ultra modern aircraft



        Hang it in a frame, maybe in black ...
      2. orionvitt 28 March 2020 03: 24 New
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        laughing
        Concisely. laughing
  6. Igor Borisov_2 27 March 2020 15: 43 New
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    What kind of aircraft is this on which at least once a year it is necessary to update the software and partially change the equipment? Windows update ??? Is he finished yet ???
    1. Lord of the Sith 27 March 2020 16: 05 New
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      But you can hack the on-board computer to make endless ammunition laughing
    2. codetalker 27 March 2020 16: 32 New
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      No, it’s not completed yet, most likely it will not be.
  7. Mytholog 27 March 2020 15: 58 New
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    Given that the main problems they have now are with electronics, a pause based on Edwards is not critical for them.
    And about the fact that this will somehow affect the implementation of the program as a whole, especially - it will lead to closure ... Well, you, as children, by golly ...
    1. Pete mitchell 27 March 2020 20: 43 New
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      Quote: Mytholog
      somehow affect the implementation of the program as a whole, especially - will lead to closure ....

      It can only be a little, I emphasize a little complicate the lockheed / us promotion of the aircraft in the market. It's funny to say about closure - nobody canceled the files ... Russia needs to be prepared - this plane will be the main enemy in the coming decades, and not just an enemy
    2. KCA
      KCA 28 March 2020 05: 26 New
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      The Pentagon declared the impossibility at the moment to fix 160 critical flaws of the F-35, not only in software the dog rummaged
  8. Zeev Zeev 27 March 2020 16: 04 New
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    It’s good that the Israeli F-35I has our software and we don’t need American specialists to operate fifth-generation fighters.
  9. cniza 27 March 2020 16: 39 New
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    If the United States temporarily prohibits the departure of specialists abroad for the maintenance of fighter jets, then there will be an “aviation downtime”.


    It turns out that the virus is our ally, we are waiting for accusations against us ...