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"Strike Russia and China": the US Air Force confirmed its intention to replace the F-16 with a new fighter

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"Strike Russia and China": the US Air Force confirmed its intention to replace the F-16 with a new fighter

The US Air Force has confirmed its intention to receive a new aircraft to replace the fourth generation F-16 Fighting Falcon. According to Popular Mechanics, the new aircraft should be able to "strike" at Russia and China.


The US Air Force intends to resolve the issue of the feasibility of creating a new fighter by the 2023 fiscal year (starts October 1, 2022 - approx.). The reason for the search for a new aircraft was the high cost of the F-35 fifth generation fighter program, originally created to replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon.

If a positive decision is made, a new aircraft of the "four and a half" generation will be developed, i.e. possessing all the capabilities of the fifth generation fighters, except for stealth. Among other requirements that should be embodied in the new car is the ability to travel long distances in order to strike at the territory of Russia or China.

An Air Force fighter based in Italy may have to fly over 1000 miles to hit targets in European Russia

- writes the edition.

Note that the Air Force command has already launched a special program, which should confirm the feasibility of replacing the F-16 with a new fighter.

Earlier, the Air Force was considering replacing the F-16 with a new aircraft, said US Air Force Chief of Staff Charles Brown. He explained that if such a decision is made, the new aircraft of the "four and a half" generation will have to have an open architecture, the ability to quickly update the software and surpass the old fighter in some characteristics. At the same time, it should perform the same tasks as the F-16 and not be expensive to operate.
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  1. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 24 February 2021 07: 30
    +12
    According to Popular Mechanics, the new aircraft should be able to "strike" at Russia and China.
    Is this "pop mechanic" sold in Russia? Isn't it time to sue him for "incitement to war against the Russian Federation", with subsequent sanctions?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 24 February 2021 07: 36
      -1
      Isn't it time to sue him for "incitement to war against the Russian Federation"
      So you can roll out a note to the embassy. They will receive from their horns. Although such "permissible speech" is quite possible and agree. I wonder how China will respond or not?
      may have to fly over 1000 miles to hit targets in European Russia
      And over 1000 more back? Or is it a one-way flight? wassat
      1. figwam
        figwam 24 February 2021 07: 56
        0
        Quote: NDR-791
        And over 1000 more back? Or is it a one-way flight?

        So they plan to take off from Italy, which means a launch above the outskirts, so as not to enter the S-500 zone and fly back.
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 24 February 2021 08: 00
          +2
          We are not Syria with its forgiveness for Israel. On the western border, the extremists will shoot them down in half an hour. Nobody will look at the extreme Wishlist
          1. Aerodrome
            Aerodrome 24 February 2021 08: 09
            +5
            some kind of anal itching for the "partners" of our President, and for my enemies ...
    2. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 February 2021 08: 15
      -1
      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      According to Popular Mechanics, the new aircraft should be able to "strike" at Russia and China.
      Is this "pop mechanic" sold in Russia? Isn't it time to sue him for "incitement to war against the Russian Federation", with subsequent sanctions?

      we have no problems and "mine..it" is to buy ... what do you want? not the USSR however ...
  2. figwam
    figwam 24 February 2021 07: 34
    +7
    The reason for the search for a new aircraft was the high cost of the F-35 fifth generation fighter program.

    F-35 is invisibility, this is the fifth generation, but what about the constant price reduction, but what about the Joint Strike Fighter - a single strike fighter) !?
    This is another failure and saw the dough, and all NATO was fucked along with Israel.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 24 February 2021 08: 18
      -5
      Quote: figvam
      The reason for the search for a new aircraft was the high cost of the F-35 fifth generation fighter program.

      F-35 is invisibility, this is the fifth generation, but what about the constant price reduction, but what about the Joint Strike Fighter - a single strike fighter) !?
      This is another failure and saw the dough, and all NATO was fucked along with Israel.

      Yes ! and right now they have complete impotence in aviation ... 500 planes sold in 2020 ... that's stupid! wassat
      1. Vlad5307
        Vlad5307 24 February 2021 09: 13
        0
        They fight with weapons, not goods. Wrap the pus in a pretty wrapper and it won't turn chocolate anyway. laughing
    2. Private-K
      Private-K 24 February 2021 09: 28
      +5
      A year ago, I repeatedly wrote that the Americans will soon announce the development of a new tactical aircraft to replace the Fu35.

      And we must correctly understand that despite the fact that the Americans are talking about replacing F16, we are talking about replacing Fu35, because it was Fu35 that was supposed to replace F16.
  3. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 February 2021 07: 40
    0
    Indirect confirmation of the ineffectiveness of the F-35 program ... how many people were involved in this? I mean, countries. And yourself now cheap-effective? Well, yes, now they won't go anywhere.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 24 February 2021 07: 52
      +3
      If you look at it, neither the plane, nor the support infrastructure, nor many other necessary things were completed, in sufficient volume, so that at least somehow to experience this SYSTEM, then what they tried to invest in it initially !!!
      It did not "fly" fully, while, and whether it will fly at all, is not very clear request
    2. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 24 February 2021 09: 54
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Indirect confirmation of the ineffectiveness of the F-35 program ... how many people were involved in this? I mean, countries. And yourself now cheap-effective? Well, yes, now they won't go anywhere.

      Those. Turkey was lucky to be removed from the F35 program, won't they lose so many doughs? yes
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 24 February 2021 09: 58
        0
        Quote: LIONnvrsk

        Those. Turkey was lucky to be removed from the F35 program, won't they lose so many doughs?

        Quite possibly, this has already happened ... The "Spitfire" program ... Widely advertised and replicated products. And sold in hundreds and hundreds of copies to allies.
  4. Cowbra
    Cowbra 24 February 2021 07: 45
    +9
    Yesterday in the United States, Russian emigrants celebrated the Day of the Soviet Army. In this connection, today in the USA they realized the need to defend the Grad on the hill from drunken Russians. The existing weapons were found to be completely ineffective.
    PiSi: Show the article to the sect of witnesses of the completely combat-ready F-35. There are especially many of them here with six-pointed stars. How many times have they been told that this guano has not even begun to be mass-produced, because it is "of limited combat capability"?
    However, the most epic cut in history is drawing to a close ...
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 24 February 2021 07: 47
    0
    ... According to Popular Mechanics, the new plane should be able to "strike" at Russia and China

    And what kind of plane is it ??? What is this "miracle" wunderwaffle?
    1. cniza
      cniza 24 February 2021 08: 54
      +2
      Apparently very scary if they are going to attack us ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 24 February 2021 09: 00
        0
        Interesno, but they themselves are not afraid that something like this will reach them?
        Again, they are building plans for the "limited" ... everything will happen somewhere in the distance and EVERYTHING ???
        1. cniza
          cniza 24 February 2021 09: 09
          0
          Hollywood in the head is a very dangerous thing ...
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 24 February 2021 09: 52
            0
            Hollywood is chewing gum for the layman ... ruling / ruling, building plans, their own cockroaches in their heads.
            1. cniza
              cniza 24 February 2021 10: 05
              +2
              Oh, it's easy to start a war, it will be very difficult to stop, and there will be no one to stop a modern one ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 24 February 2021 10: 25
                +1
                We rely on the instinct of self-preservation! There is no other way.
                1. cniza
                  cniza 24 February 2021 12: 16
                  +2
                  But the brains must be periodically cleaned and reminded that we have only one land and must be protected ...
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 24 February 2021 12: 29
                    +1
                    So that would not hurt, but the local ones fenced off in one direction! That fence will not save you from anything, but it really interferes with hearing each other.
                    1. cniza
                      cniza 24 February 2021 15: 57
                      +2
                      This fence will not help, or rather can only reproach the beginning of the conflict if one side does not want to hear the other, just hear, and not agree ...
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 24 February 2021 16: 23
                        0
                        If you think about it ... there are, there are fans there to build fences and enclose everyone! Fucking Isle Cat and Their Cousins!
                      2. cniza
                        cniza 24 February 2021 16: 43
                        +2
                        They will never calm down, it has been so at all times and now they gather in a crowd ...
  • Cowbra
    Cowbra 24 February 2021 08: 02
    +4
    By the way, in addition to this news. This article appears to be based on a number of statements. For example, a certain Brown, respectively, the last name, BLM,
    The new "tactical fighter" (TacAir), according to Brown's plan, should be the result of work on this project and the experience gained under the F-35 program. At the same time, the fighter must be optimized for use in “low-intensity conflicts” like the war in Afghanistan and Iraq (when complex systems are not needed). It is planned to evaluate the possibility of combining the "advanced" F-35 with a cheaper fighter for a "small war".
    It is stated that the experience of work on the NGAD aircraft allows you to get a prototype of the TacAir aircraft quickly enough (yeah, and then "honestly" finish it for 20 years like the F-22 and F-35). Now, according to Brown, it is necessary to start "modeling" the situation. The new fighter should fit into the concept of "global domination" of the US army around the world (just the occupation of the entire Earth), including the "advanced" deployment of air force units.


    Who did not understand ... The program was drawn even more high-tech, but it was decided to redraw it by 180 degrees for "conflicts of low intensity".
    There is only one question left - how on the Bronco propeller-driven attack aircraft, which is most suitable for Afgan, according to the Pentagon, to slap AFAR, stealth and internal bomb bays, and why the heck is it all against the Taliban? wassat
    And yet - one of the main reasons - the F-35 dviglo to hell!
    Brown admitted that there were problems with the F-35 engine resource, "what needs to be considered when developing the TacAir," and now one of the solutions according to Brown's version is simply less drink fly on them! “- You don’t go to work in a Ferrari every day?” (C) Brown.

    Did you say something that the Su-57 is not the 5th generation, because the engine? Then we go to you!
    Oh yeah, Brown - Air Force Chief of Staff
    1. Quadro
      Quadro 24 February 2021 08: 19
      -2
      Cartoons sculpt better than ours
    2. figwam
      figwam 24 February 2021 08: 24
      +1
      Quote: Cowbra
      Brown admitted that there were problems with the F-35 engine resource, "what needs to be considered when developing the TacAir," and now one of the solutions according to Brown's version is to simply drink less on them!

      Congratulations to Poland on the last contract, rzhunemogu)))
  • Herman 4223
    Herman 4223 24 February 2021 08: 51
    +2
    Wow, what about low visibility and all that?
    In general, a car according to this concept is now being created in South Korea. Ours, I think, should think in the same direction.
  • cniza
    cniza 24 February 2021 08: 52
    -1
    According to Popular Mechanics, the new aircraft should be able to "strike" at Russia and China.


    Some more warriors were not drawn ...
  • Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 24 February 2021 09: 07
    +1
    surpass the old fighter in some characteristics. At the same time, it should perform the same tasks as the F-16 and not be expensive to operate.

    Well, then, a priori, it cannot be not expensive - all previous experience shows that each next development is more expensive than the previous one, if only the performance characteristics are completely cut to the desired price. And what will be more important for them - the price or combat capabilities, otherwise you can reach the U-2 during the Second World War. wassat
  • LVMI1980
    LVMI1980 24 February 2021 09: 30
    -2
    Speak across Russia ...
  • yehat2
    yehat2 24 February 2021 10: 58
    +1
    As far as I understand, the F-35 has a significant part of the high cost and problems of its network-centric filling and software. So I think they will remove more than the elements of disguise.
  • Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 24 February 2021 18: 15
    0
    Quote: figvam
    Quote: NDR-791
    And over 1000 more back? Or is it a one-way flight?

    So they plan to take off from Italy, which means a launch above the outskirts, so as not to enter the S-500 zone and fly back.

    so this is an excuse to attack the outskirts if a turmoil begins
  • Your stranger
    Your stranger 24 February 2021 19: 51
    +1
    Total, f 22 is not written off,
    Production f 35 is not reduced,
    F 15 next generation ordered about 200 pieces,
    f 18 advancet super hornet on trials,
    Instead of 16, they want something new
    Maybe it will be a new hornet
    Or maybe a modified f 35 without stealth cover and other things,
    In addition to them, unmanned wingmen are being developed,
    In addition, the 6th generation is being developed in the United States and Britain,
  • Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash 28 February 2021 15: 18
    0
    Money has the right! But it looks like a cut!