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US Department of Defense orders an additional 78 F-35 fighters

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The U.S. Department of Defense has entered into an additional agreement to supply 78 fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II multipurpose fighters. This was reported by the press service of the US military.


According to available information, the Pentagon has signed an additional agreement for the supply of 78 fifth-generation fighters, including 48 F-35A for the US Air Force, 14 F-35B fighters for the KMP and 16 carrier-based F-35C fighters for the Navy. The cost of the agreement is 4,7 billion dollars, the aircraft should be delivered by March 2023.

An additional agreement to the main contract has been concluded with Lockheed Martin Corporation, which provides for the production of 78 F-35 family fighters, including 48 F-35A for the Air Force, 14 short-take-off and landing fighters F-35B for
Marine Corps and 16 F-35C carrier-based fighter aircraft for the Navy

- said in a statement to the US Department of Defense.

Recall that today the US Army is armed with 354 fifth-generation F-35 fighters of all types, all in all, given the supply to foreign partners in the F-35 creation program and NATO allies, the corporation delivered 500 fighters. At the same time, the United States notes that the F-35 production program is significantly behind the previously planned volumes. According to the plans of the Pentagon, by March of this year it was planned to purchase a total of 2456 F-35 fighters of all types.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B April 1 2020 12: 58 New
    -7
    More Penguins are good and different!
    Penguin - he, like a chicken, is, according to formal signs, also a bird.
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 1 2020 13: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      More Penguins are good and different!
      Penguin - he, like a chicken, is, according to formal signs, also a bird.

      How correct is the concept chosen for the F-35 will show real combat use, against other modern fighters of the 4th and 5th generation. TTX of this device is not at all impressive. The amount of electronics can be an advantage, or it can play a very poor Air Force service, which will make the basis of the F-35 fighter fleet in the era of rapid development of electronic warfare systems.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt April 1 2020 14: 47 New
        -2
        Quote: NEXUS
        How correct is the concept chosen for the F-35 will show real combat use

        The correctness of the concept will show the financial position of the United States and the stability of the dollar in particular. Now, on the sly, another six trillion will be "printed", and then we'll see. Whether there are new F-35s or not, when the banks burst (and banks are the basis of America's power), fighters will not be needed. When the Union collapsed, was there much sense from the once huge Soviet Army?
    2. Victor_B
      Victor_B April 1 2020 14: 27 New
      -9
      Quote: Victor_B
      Penguin - he, like a chicken, is, according to formal signs, also a bird.

      The number of penguin lovers has almost exceeded ten!
      Neobrats!
      All come here!
  2. zlinn
    zlinn April 1 2020 13: 03 New
    +5
    and interestingly, the cost of one aircraft is a little more than 60M, where is the mistake?
    1. Vipirozhnikow
      Vipirozhnikow April 1 2020 13: 24 New
      +3
      Everything is fine. They are cheaper for the domestic market, and they are exporting 200M each.
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 1 2020 13: 38 New
        -3
        If for the domestic market, then the State Department with its approval "flies" past the reward. At least some kind of joy.
    2. Avior
      Avior April 1 2020 14: 42 New
      0
      possibly price without engine or without radar
      They pay manufacturers separately
  3. Paul zewike
    Paul zewike April 1 2020 13: 04 New
    +6
    Even if someone believes that these are bad planes, there will be many of them.
    1. adept666
      adept666 April 1 2020 14: 13 New
      0
      Even if someone believes that these are bad planes, there will be many of them.

      Well, plans are something very different from reality. So how many will be shown by time. F-22 was also 600-800 in the plans. Moreover, he changes the type of at least 3 aircraft: F-16, F-18, Ferret so that 354 boards of all types are not so many. The Accounting Chamber recently drove a barrel to ALIS ...
  4. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin April 1 2020 13: 07 New
    -1
    Marines refuse, they buy request
    1. zlinn
      zlinn April 1 2020 13: 09 New
      +5
      they don’t refuse, but they ask for money, but this is normal
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin April 1 2020 13: 14 New
        +1
        Quote: zlinn
        they don’t refuse, but they ask for money,

        And if they don’t?
    2. Grigory_45
      Grigory_45 April 1 2020 19: 46 New
      -1
      Quote: Lipchanin
      Marines refuse, they buy

      The ILC does not refuse cars, but complains that it cannot acquire as much as it wants.
      The article shows that the lion's share of cars goes to the Air Force
      The Pentagon has signed an additional agreement for the supply of 78 fifth-generation fighters, including 48 F-35A for the air force USA 14 F-35B fighter for ILC and 16 deck fighter F-35C for the Navy
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov April 1 2020 13: 14 New
    +9
    Pretty fresh movie about the F-35.
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter April 1 2020 13: 32 New
      -8
      In the Middle East, what kind of special birds fly or a bird called a rocket from the S-200? And what is this stealth, if even the S-200 can if not shoot down, then damage the F-35? They want to use the F-35 as a fighter and as a bomber , that is, such a station wagon for all occasions.
      You can still recall the first use of the F-35 by the Israeli Air Force in delivering air-to-ground missiles in Syria in May 2018. However, after an accident with this aircraft, which, according to Israel, was “hit” during a bird flight, and according to a number of foreign media, Russian-made S-200 anti-aircraft missile system, the combat use of F-35 was suspended.

      The results of the combat use of the F-35, to put it mildly, are rather doubtful. A detailed report on the actions of these aircraft, both in Afghanistan and now in Iraq, has not been submitted - it remains to take the word of American military PR. The use of this type of aircraft, positioned as fifth-generation fighter aircraft, while performing combat missions that could be handled by, for example, the B-52 strategic bomber (the Taliban claim that they shot down such an aircraft in Helmand province from MANPADS in April this year) also leaves some surprise. American-made). And here the vaunted and “all-pervading” F-35 drops bombs on tunnels in a mountainous area. In the complete absence of countermeasures against air defense and enemy aircraft.

      https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/231900/
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  6. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 1 2020 13: 18 New
    +1
    14 fighter with short take-off and landing F-35B for
    Marine Corps

    And recently it was said that they refuse, it’s too difficult to manage ... Leapfrog, damn it. Who to believe? laughing
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov April 1 2020 13: 49 New
      +3
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Whom to believe?

      Believe Sivkov. He will not deceive.
      1. Trickster
        Trickster April 1 2020 14: 24 New
        -2
        Well laid out.
        1. A. Privalov
          A. Privalov April 1 2020 15: 20 New
          +3
          Quote: Trickster
          Well laid out.

          Well, trouble, there are already 35 bad F-500s flying, but essentially no good Su-57s yet. 10 prototypes from 2017 and not even all of them can take off.
          It remains to wait for the best, most real and full fighter of the 5th generation.
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      2. Vasyan1971
        Vasyan1971 April 1 2020 16: 36 New
        +1
        Quote: A. Privalov
        Believe Sivkov.

        "- Do you believe your ears?
        “I don’t believe people or ears. I believe only denunciations, denunciations, denunciations !. "©" City of Masters ".
        wassat
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  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 1 2020 13: 26 New
    -2
    The cost of the agreement is 4,7 billion
    And what problems. Won Trump with one stroke of the pen threw 2 trillion. nothing green and nothing.
    1. A. Privalov
      A. Privalov April 1 2020 15: 07 New
      +4
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And what problems. Won Trump with one stroke of the pen threw 2 trillion. nothing green and nothing.

      According to this, it turns out that the more Trump throws in anything than the unsecured greens, the faster they should get cheaper. However, this is not the task - the dollar is becoming more expensive in Russia ....
      A year ago they paid 65 rubles for green, and today - almost 80. hi
    2. vadim dok
      vadim dok April 1 2020 19: 25 New
      0
      You forgot to mention that this $ 2 trillion. were given to ALL residents of the United States, not Sechin, Rotenberg and others like the "poor and sire"! And arranged a tax holiday, But what about the Russian Federation, you yourself know!
  8. Stas-90
    Stas-90 April 1 2020 13: 53 New
    0
    The adherents of the "Penguin is not a bird" sect have become too few.
    So far, only one has been the first to unsubscribe.
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar April 1 2020 14: 58 New
      -6
      A flying chicken visually resembling a penguin is a 3-- generation airplane. In a dogfight, inferior to the Mig-17, the bomb load is similar to the Bomber Ilya Muromets. Hoping to cut the money stolen around the world, the Pentagon vultures, because of their lack of mind, bring the collapse of the soap bubble of the financial system to an unsecured green piece of paper, which, despite all the efforts of Wall Street and Chabad Lubavich, has not been able to overcome the barrier of 80 rubles !
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  9. Grading
    Grading April 1 2020 14: 38 New
    +4
    Quote: Stas-90
    The adherents of the "Penguin is not a bird" sect have become too few.
    So far, only one has been the first to unsubscribe.

    The number of adherents of the sect is inversely proportional to the number f 35 good
  10. Shahno
    Shahno April 1 2020 15: 25 New
    -2
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Quote: Trickster
    Well laid out.

    Well, trouble, there are already 35 bad F-500s flying, but essentially no good Su-57s yet. 10 prototypes from 2017 and not even all of them can take off.
    It remains to wait for the best, most real and full fighter of the 5th generation.

    "The hopes of young men are fed. Joy is given to the old."
  11. NF68
    NF68 April 1 2020 17: 22 New
    0
    You can’t forbid to live beautifully.