Lockheed Martin announces training for 35th F fighter pilot


Lockheed Martin Corporation announced the preparation of a thousandth pilot for the fifth-generation fighter F-35 Lightning II, as well as nine thousand accompanying specialists to service this type of aircraft. This was reported by the press service of the corporation on Twitter.


According to the F-35 pilot training program, pilots and technical personnel from ten countries, including but not limited to the USA, Great Britain, Australia, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and South Korea, are being trained. The program, in addition to the usual academic studies, includes simulator training and fifth-generation fighter flights.

Recall that in early March of this year, the corporation announced the delivery of the 500th fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II fighter to the US Air Force. The fighter entered service with the 134th fighter squadron of the 158th fighter wing of the Air Force of the Vermont National Guard, based at Burlington Air Base. It was made for the US Air Force F-35A. Out of 500 F-35 aircraft manufactured and delivered, 35 aircraft belong to the F-354A modification, 35 aircraft to the F-108V modification, and 35 aircraft to the F-38C modification.

To date, the F-35 is in service with nine countries, while four operators of this aircraft used it in combat operations (the Air Force and the US Marine Corps, Israel, Great Britain). The total flying time of F-35 of all types reached 250 thousand hours.

Lockheed Martin noted that in 2019 the corporation built and delivered to customers 134 F-35 aircraft with a plan of 131 aircraft, in 2020 it is planned to supply 141 F-35 aircraft. In the future, it is planned to annually increase production of F-35 through 2023 inclusive.

In total, it is planned to produce more than four thousand F-35 Lightning II fighters of all modifications.
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  1. muham April 18 2020 20: 17 New
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    announced the preparation of the thousandth pilot
    How is it that such a bad aircraft (according to the experts of VO), and already a thousandth pilot.
    1. kot423 April 18 2020 20: 23 New
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      Something like this. Hare (s) can also be taught to smoke, but I don’t think that it’s good for the hare (s) and the forest.
      1. Aaron Zawi April 18 2020 20: 35 New
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        Quote: kot423
        Something like this. Hare (s) can also be taught to smoke, but I don’t think that it’s good for the hare (s) and the forest.

        Is it a penguin like, not a hare?
        1. kot423 April 18 2020 21: 30 New
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          You want to say that you trained 1000th fu 35 (penguin)?
          1. Victor_B April 18 2020 22: 02 New
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            You want to say that you trained 1000th fu 35 (penguin)?

            Comrade Comrade Tupolev created the "wonderful" supersonic Tu-22 bomber, which turned out to be extremely unsuccessful in all respects.
            ANT itself, allegedly, declared that "you will fly on what is, I have no other" (it seems even brighter).
            So the pilots also trained a lot. With a margin!
            The Penguin program has long crossed the line of abandonment, because it is already impossible to abandon invested funds.
            IMHO Penguin itself is a very good device. Apparently it will not give in to the F-16/15/18 or even a little better, but it seems that they are too sophisticated to be "multifunctional" ...
            It turned out BMP Bradley. Just like in the movies.
          2. rumpeljschtizhen April 19 2020 17: 55 New
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            You can argue on the topic of the article .. Or crap fusses. You can
        2. Navat April 18 2020 23: 42 New
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          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Quote: kot423
          Something like this. Hare (s) can also be taught to smoke, but I don’t think that it’s good for the hare (s) and the forest.

          Is it a penguin like, not a hare?



          Aron, quote correctly. F-35 is a pregnant penguin and a child prodigy. Well, the project itself was created exclusively for cutting dough, do not go to the grandmother ...
      2. Emphasis April 18 2020 22: 57 New
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        The comparison is such a thing. Indeed, objectively the 1000th pilot is still a powerful indicator and the pace of aircraft production is simply unrealistic. Yes, and the plane, whatever one may say, is good in every sense. Of course, you can cling to everything. In general, aviation is a formidable force, and here is the number and quality. And in general, such a number of trained pilots is almost more important than the presence of airplanes, because if anything, then you can make airplanes quickly enough, but you can’t quickly train good pilots.
        In general, as the late Saddam Hussein would probably say: in the confrontation of tanks and planes, planes will win. But he will not say, for objective reasons, he just had tanks
        1. Shuttle April 18 2020 23: 15 New
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          In general, as the late Saddam Hussein would probably say: in the confrontation of tanks and planes, planes will win. But he will not say, for objective reasons, he just had tanks

          Saddam will not say anything just because he had corrupt generals. Yes, and he sold to different Americans more than once. And was their best friend. But that time, he apparently did not guess. That's all. Notice how much his fate was different from the fate of Kim Il Sung, Ho Chi Minh, Fidel Castro, Ayatollah Khomeini. Yes, Kim and Ming had the Soviet Union behind. But they fought with the Americans face to face, i.e. directly. And they won. And Castro was practically around the United States. And not only around, but right in Cuba, the military base remained. And they all did it. Because they never flirted with the West.
          And pay how much the fate of Saddam is similar to the fate of Muammar Gaddafi, the best friend of luminiferous Western capital.
          So some v / s tanks there are important, of course. But above all, the motives and goals of the confrontation are important.
          1. Krasnodar April 19 2020 00: 13 New
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            The Americans in Iraq didn’t have to buy anyone - a war like the Arab-Israeli war, only a little stretched in time. Kim Il Sung, starting the war, failed to unite Korea, and the fact that with the help of the Chinese was able to recapture his own country is a bloody draw - at best.
            Ho Chi Minh City, Khomeini, Castro - yes, they beat the Americans.
            1. Shuttle April 19 2020 08: 20 New
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              Quote: Krasnodar
              The Americans in Iraq didn’t have to buy anyone ...

              But they bought it!
              https://lenta.ru/news/2003/05/22/bribe/
              1. Krasnodar April 19 2020 08: 25 New
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                Military Operation Commander General Tommy Franks confirmed that it was the special units that were negotiating with Iraqi army leaders. “I got letters from Iraqi generals that said,“ Now I work for you, ”Franks said in an interview with Defense News.
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                lol
                Not just a letter, but with a seal. Notarized.
                1. Shuttle April 19 2020 08: 28 New
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                  Well, if you undertook to quote, then let's quote to the end.

                  “How much does a cruise missile cost ?,” another “senior administration official,” whose name is not known, told the journalist. “One to two and a half million dollars. Well, a bribe is an instrument of precise guidance, it hits the target, but it’s done bloodlessly and without any collateral damage. "

                  Another senior source told reporters that bribes to Iraqi generals were "as important as shooting, and maybe more important. We knew that some units would fight simply out of a sense of duty and patriotism, and so they did. But that did not change the outcome of the operation, since we knew that many of the Iraqi generals would be ill. "
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                  It’s not about the fact that the Americans gave bribes to the American soldiers who saved their lives. This is good for them anyway. The fact is that Saddam had the same corrupt army as he did.
                  1. Krasnodar April 19 2020 08: 32 New
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                    The fact that they bought the info is definitely
                    But the article is laughing fake
                    The Israelis bought in 1966 an Iraqi pilot who drove them a MIG-21 - at that time the latest aircraft, but before the action his family was taken out, etc. Here is the work of a journalist far from these matters.
                    1. Shuttle April 19 2020 08: 36 New
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                      Quote: Krasnodar
                      The fact that they bought the info is definitely
                      But the article is laughing fake
                      The Israelis bought in 1966 an Iraqi pilot who drove them a MIG-21 - at that time the latest aircraft, but before the action his family was taken out, etc. Here is the work of a journalist far from these matters.

                      First, leave Israel and the plane with the pilot alone. He has nothing to do with it. The only coincidence is that he is from Iraq. But he is not a general and Israel is not the United States.

                      Secondly, here’s another source for Frank’s words.
                      https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2003/05/the-iraq-war-s-real-secret-weapon.html
                      1. Krasnodar April 19 2020 08: 51 New
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                        A fascinating piece in the May 19 Defense News quotes Gen. Tommy Franks, chief of US Central Command, confirming what had until now been mere rumors picked up by dubious Arab media outlets — that, before Gulf War II began, US special forces had gone in and bribed Iraqi generals not to fight.

                        “I had letters from Iraqi generals saying, 'I now work for you,'” Franks told Defense News reporter Vago Muradianin a May 10 interview.
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                        The same, only in English))
                        Baby talk
                      2. Shuttle April 19 2020 08: 55 New
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                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        The same, only in English

                        Those. made sure that the article is not fake.
                        drinks
                      3. Krasnodar April 19 2020 09: 02 New
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                        English - Fake, Russian - Fake Translation drinks
                      4. Shuttle April 19 2020 10: 32 New
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                        Quote: Krasnodar
                        English - Fake, Russian - Fake Translation drinks

                        Okay Let's say.

                        But Kommersant in 2003, too, sawed a fake?
                        https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/376928

                        And for one more thing, the creators of the "pro-Putin" TV series "Generation Kill" in 2007 also decided to fake it with the words of the American military on the screen.

                        Note that I am not saying that Lenta reprinted not fake. But there is a bit too much fake fake on the same topic at the same time in the same place.
  • Polite Moose April 18 2020 20: 28 New
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    Quote: muham
    How is it that such a bad aircraft (according to the experts of VO), and already a thousandth pilot.

    The transition of quality into quantity. Dialectic.
  • xvot April 18 2020 20: 42 New
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    Well, it seems that the site is bad in the opinion of the "advocates of democracy", but what are you doing round dance here?
  • Jack O'Neill April 18 2020 20: 51 New
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    How is it that such a bad aircraft (according to the experts of VO), and already a thousandth pilot.

    The Americans simply took these pilots' families hostage, so they had no choice. It is obvious!
  • Comrade Michael April 18 2020 22: 07 New
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    Normal plane. And their pilots are normal. Do not throw our hats.
  • A. Privalov April 18 2020 20: 23 New
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    Quote: muham
    announced the preparation of the thousandth pilot
    How is it that such a bad aircraft (according to the experts of VO), and already a thousandth pilot.


    Bad aircraft need a lot of pilots, but good ones, on the contrary. They are good without pilots. Any specialist will confirm this to you.
  • Doccor18 April 18 2020 20: 26 New
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    Quote: muham
    announced the preparation of the thousandth pilot
    How is it that such a bad aircraft (according to the experts of VO), and already a thousandth pilot.

    It depends on what you compare it to.
    Someone says that this is not the fifth generation ... However, the fighter is a new development, and this is clearly not the fourth generation. F15, F16, F18, Eurofighters in time to change the time, and here they will change. A lot of F35 will be needed ...
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  • The leader of the Redskins April 18 2020 20: 38 New
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    This information once again confirms the scope of this project. They have money. They don’t need to hold on ...
  • Emphasis April 18 2020 20: 38 New
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    As soon as local experts did not blame him on this site. But in the case the plane is good and the pace of production is just crazy, for no one it is impossible to master such a quantity. And given that all their owners are on one side of the barricades, then this is a formidable force
    1. xvot April 18 2020 20: 47 New
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      Yeah and parts the whole world do not overpower anyone straight
    2. Krasnodar April 18 2020 21: 19 New
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      Quote: Accent
      As soon as local experts did not blame him on this site. But in the case the plane is good and the pace of production is just crazy, for no one it is impossible to master such a quantity. And given that all their owners are on one side of the barricades, then this is a formidable force

      Roughly - the first twenty of the HDI
  • rocket757 April 18 2020 20: 53 New
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    And what is this talking about?
    About the good support of the project. Well-designed program to expand the service and pilot training process. Everything is according to plan, almost everything, to be more precise.
  • CommanderDIVA April 18 2020 21: 33 New
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    This is marketing! Unpatriotic of course, but it’s time to learn from a likely opponent, in the future they will put f 35 to everyone: Poles, Finns, Czechs and Slovaks, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Romanians and so on and so forth, Indians would also pay attention to this car
  • George V April 18 2020 21: 43 New
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    Remind if someone knows! The Israelis "thousandth" which means?))
  • Pvi1206 April 18 2020 22: 00 New
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    fighting not by numbers, but by skill ... however, in a pandemic, numbers begin to play a decisive role ...
  • Local from the Volga April 18 2020 22: 58 New
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    Where to bury them all ?!
  • Petrol cutter April 18 2020 23: 18 New
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    At this moment...
    Hardly Lockheed Martin F35 is relevant to anyone. hi
    There is great suspicion. I could be wrong....
    1. Jack O'Neill April 18 2020 23: 21 New
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      At this moment...
      Hardly Lockheed Martin F35 is relevant to anyone. hi
      There is great suspicion. I could be wrong....

      > 500 aircraft produced, 1.000 pilots trained. Yes, there is every reason to suspect the relevance of Lightning. laughing
      1. Petrol cutter April 18 2020 23: 26 New
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        So what?!. Produced, prepared ... And then what?! ..
        A virus has come, and we all sit at home.
        1. Jack O'Neill April 18 2020 23: 57 New
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          So what?!. Produced, prepared ... And then what?! ..

          Indeed, "so what?", you think, there is equipment, personnel for it and pilots.

          A virus has come, and we all sit at home.

          Sooner or later, but the virus will go away, and honey. the service of the pilots is clearly not bad.
          1. Petrol cutter April 19 2020 00: 05 New
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            Three hundred pilots die with their families. How will you fly?
            1. Jack O'Neill April 19 2020 00: 11 New
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              Three hundred pilots die with their families. How will you fly?

              If you die *
              And yes, given that the pilots are healthy men, they will endure Corona-chan, at least most of them.
              And so, yes, it will be necessary to learn new ones. That's just this alignment concerns not only amers.
              1. Petrol cutter April 19 2020 00: 21 New
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                New to learn, at least five years will come out to accelerate.
                And so are all eight.
            2. Petrol cutter April 19 2020 00: 13 New
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              Together with them the dispatcher, mechanics and those composition / service staff.
              You greeted him, the regiment lay down at the hospital!
              Do events on AB not tell you anything?
              1. SovAr238A April 20 2020 07: 23 New
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                Quote: Benzorez
                Together with them the dispatcher, mechanics and those composition / service staff.
                You greeted him, the regiment lay down at the hospital!
                Do events on AB not tell you anything?


                Now broadcast your words to other countries where there is no 500 F-35 and there are 200 Su-30. And there are also pilots, service staff - which, according to your layouts, will also die out by 30% ...
                And what will remain? In the end, then?
        2. Vitaly gusin April 19 2020 12: 41 New
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          Quote: Benzorez
          A virus has come, and we all sit at home.

          We are sitting, but not ALL.
          The crown is the crown, and defense by defense, it is like cutlets and flies.
          According to foreign media reports, the Israeli Air Force attacked a Hezbollah car on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Wednesday.
          Even when the government’s attention and a large part of the Israeli army’s efforts are aimed at combating COVID-19, Israel has not deviated from the red line that it has established in the north: Hezbollah’s stopping advanced weapons, preventing the Iranian army from consolidating in Syria and preventing deployment " Hezbollah "and pro-Iranian groups along the Syrian border on the Golan Heights.
      2. NN52 April 18 2020 23: 34 New
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        For 500 aircraft, 1000 pilots, it’s not enough ... all the more so to pass the KBP .. to the level of a pilot of the 1st class.
        1. Jack O'Neill April 18 2020 23: 59 New
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          For 500 boards, 1000 pilots, few ...

          In the long run, yes. But pilots are still being trained, which means there will be a replenishment.

          all the more so to pass KBP .. to the level of a pilot of the 1st class.

          Experience, business. They will conduct exercises, improve their skills, as before.
    2. Emphasis April 19 2020 13: 56 New
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      Than. Do you determine relevance?
      They are made quickly and a lot. Pilots are taught just as quickly. Airplanes are bought by different countries, put into service, and some use what is called "yesterday and today."
      I understand that coronavirus is important and relevant, but as for me, it has not critically affected the combat efficiency of the armies. Yes, there are nuances, where without it. But wars continue to go on in the world, people utilize people in parallel with the coronavirus, and they will do it no matter what. Any weapon is created by people for people from people. And whether it is good or not is determined only by how it performs its main function. And f35 is definitely good, and given all the quantitative indicators given in the article, we can already say that this aircraft is already a factor to be reckoned with.
      And if it’s closer to the point, then whether the light is relevant would be best said by the representatives of the Israeli army, who use it here and now, despite the coronavirus
  • lvov_aleksey April 18 2020 23: 47 New
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    how many combat pilots? You can sell thousands of aircraft, train more than one thousand pilots on simulators, and in battle full of guts ...
  • rocket757 April 18 2020 23: 52 New
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    The Yankees chose aviation as a key element of military superiority, strangling practically all their allies in this position. Malasy !!!
    Now striving to keep the brand in all aspects of aviation. This is logical.
    Whether everything will work out for them is a rhetorical question.
    It seems to me that they overdid it, but neither refute nor confirm it yet, the process has not yet been completed.
    PS their principal adversary also does not stand still, he accepted the challenge, only he solves the problem in his own way, comprehensively. But again, well, it’s impossible to prove anything precisely, because it has not been verified, not confirmed by real tests, or confrontation.
  • Vlad5307 April 19 2020 00: 45 New
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    PS their principal adversary also does not stand still, he accepted the challenge, only he solves the problem in his own way, comprehensively. But they are mushrooms again - nothing can be proved for sure, because they have not been verified, not confirmed by real tests, or confrontation.

    Only war will put everything in its place! But with someone who can answer you directly, fighting against the amers has a thin gut, and poisoning slaves is a nice thing. The number of prepared / trained for realities is relevant, but only if they at least really fly, and in the conditions of the bacteriological war, which is simulated by the FSA, this does not play any role. While there is a sale of toys for kids to maintain their own panties \ image of a cool uncle. Children do not need to know that they are being prepared for slaughter so that the "golden" uncles and aunts continue to parasitize on the body of planet Earth. hi
  • Alecsandr April 19 2020 09: 33 New
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    We would also have to rivet the S-400 S-500 and specialists on them. It’s not necessary to block the sparrow so that it doesn’t fly. But, as always, the oligarchs will not have enough “netuti” money for yachts
  • sanik2020 April 19 2020 10: 18 New
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    As if this plane was not scolded but bought and bought a lot more, with all the advantages and disadvantages, this is a fact and everything else, emotions.
  • Ros 56 April 19 2020 10: 29 New
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    I remember recently stripes cried that the flyers were scattering and now again a thousand. It is interesting, but from whom are they prepared, from already experienced pilots or green boys?