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The US Navy began searching for the F-35C fighter that crashed into the sea so that China would not get its wreckage

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The crash of an F-35 aircraft into the South China Sea during landing on an aircraft carrier, when the pilot managed to eject and escape, became a real headache for the US Navy. aviation Navy. After all, the F-35C could fall into the hands of the Chinese military. The pilot himself was lifted out of the water by a military helicopter, but now the US military expects to lift the fighter as well.


The US Navy has launched an operation to search for the F-35C that fell into the sea so that China does not get its wreckage.

Official representative of the 7th fleet US Navy Lieutenant Nicholas Lingo announced the upcoming start of the operation to raise the aircraft.
According to the Navy, the incident occurred during normal flights involving a fighter. Due to the incident, seven sailors on board the aircraft carrier were injured and required medical attention. The injured were taken to a hospital in the Philippine capital Manila.

According to some experts, the main goal of the operation to lift the aircraft is to prevent it from falling into the hands of China. The wreckage of the aircraft could be of great interest to the Chinese, as they will receive information about the technologies used in the F-35. Therefore, the US military is going to involve all available forces and means for the search operation.

There is no doubt, says Carl Schuster, former head of operations for the US Pacific Command's Joint Intelligence Center in Hawaii, that China will try to investigate the crash site with its submarines and deep-sea submersibles.

In this regard, the Americans need to act as quickly as possible. China may claim the right to conduct a search operation, referring to its territorial claims in the South China Sea. Beijing may cite the danger of the aircraft to the environment, as well as oppose the use of foreign military equipment in the nearby waters of the South China Sea.

Meanwhile, US Navy carrier strike groups began naval exercises in the South China Sea over the weekend. Ships and aviation carry out well-coordinated surface and air operations. Earlier, an aircraft carrier group led by the Abraham Lincoln was deployed in the area. The first squadron of F-35C Lightning II strike fighters of the Marine Corps is assigned to it. The F-35 landing failure was the second incident in less than a month. On January 4, an F-35A aircraft belonging to South Korea was forced to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction of the landing gear.
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  1. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 28 January 2022 09: 34
    +11
    Something made the F-35 frequent - it didn’t fall, either they didn’t finalize it, or they still need money for it. But it's nice to read.
    1. Carat
      Carat 28 January 2022 09: 35
      +6
      Such is their fate. Life does not forgive hack work.
    2. loki565
      loki565 28 January 2022 09: 53
      +2
      It is strange why they didn’t immediately raise him, it seems there were photos where he was still afloat
      1. Civil
        Civil 28 January 2022 10: 21
        -4
        We must immediately send our deep-sea submersibles, we need this eroplan more.
        1. Cb master
          Cb master 28 January 2022 11: 00
          +10
          We already have. laughing This one is for the Chinese. The Lord commanded to share.
          1. Prisoner
            Prisoner 28 January 2022 15: 00
            +1
            winked Let's wait until it hits the ground. In such scenarios, I think, they will not make you wait long.
      2. Sharky
        Sharky 28 January 2022 11: 06
        +4
        It is strange why they didn’t immediately raise him, it seems there were photos where he was still afloat

        Yes, here is one of them. I think I quickly took on water and lost buoyancy.
        1. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 28 January 2022 11: 48
          -1
          Now I understand why the penguin swims backwards.
        2. Miyamoto musasi
          Miyamoto musasi 28 January 2022 13: 47
          +3
          He's not an amphibian
    3. alexey sidykin
      alexey sidykin 28 January 2022 10: 06
      +2
      Quote: SKVichyakow
      Something made the F-35 frequent - it didn’t fall, either they didn’t finalize it, or they still need money for it. But it's nice to read.

      So they didn't stop falling...
    4. dauria
      dauria 28 January 2022 10: 16
      +12
      Something frequented the F-35 - e fall


      So how many of them have already been riveted - that's it. Crew errors still were and will be. They account for 50%, only 22% for iron, the rest is 12% for the weather and other trifles, including management and techies. Those who fly fall. Nothing without this.
      1. bk316
        bk316 28 January 2022 14: 55
        +2
        the rest is the weather 12% and other little things, including management and techies.

        It seems to me that something is wrong with the penguin. Because of the complexity and incompetence, the errors of techies give 30 percent. Well, yes, we need to accumulate more statistics. laughing
    5. 75 Sergey
      75 Sergey 28 January 2022 10: 24
      +3
      Toli, the intensity of flights is high and the rush to retrain personnel for new equipment ...
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 28 January 2022 11: 03
        0
        Yes, they just gave birth to a penguin, they wanted him to fly and swim, but since he is formally a bird, he can somehow fly, but at the same time they did not teach him to swim.
        In general, then they would make an all-encompassing pepelats, so that they would fly, and swim, and drive, and crawl underground and rise into space - then there would be a breakthrough, but like this: they took a typical glider, threw a composite coating on it, pushed all kinds of electronics into it , seasoning it with crooked and buggy software, and they also want it to fly and land properly ...
        1. 75 Sergey
          75 Sergey 28 January 2022 11: 06
          -3
          KVN competition?
    6. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 28 January 2022 11: 07
      +1
      Quote: SKVichyakow
      Something made the F-35 frequent - it didn’t fall, either they didn’t finalize it, or they still need money for it. But it's nice to read.

      This seems to be the third drowned man in less than six months. One was drowned by the British, one by the Koreans, one by the Americans.
      1. Vlad69
        Vlad69 28 January 2022 11: 59
        +4
        The third and very first were drowned by the Japanese. But there with "ends".
        1. isv000
          isv000 28 January 2022 20: 33
          +1
          Quote: Vlad69
          The third and very first were drowned by the Japanese. But there with "ends".

          Where "to meet" count in Russia ...
      2. NAIL77DM
        NAIL77DM 28 January 2022 11: 59
        0
        does your word "drowned" suggest intent?
      3. Prisoner
        Prisoner 28 January 2022 15: 02
        +1
        what Fourth International, however.
      4. Fiesta
        Fiesta 28 January 2022 21: 14
        +2
        The Koreans did not have a drowned man, but also nothing good - the fighter did not release the landing gear and landed on the "belly". https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/05/asia/south-korea-f-35-fighter-jet-belly-landing-intl-hnk-ml/index.html
        1. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 28 January 2022 22: 49
          +2
          Quote: Fiesta
          The Koreans did not have a drowned man, but also nothing good - the fighter did not release the landing gear and landed on the "belly". https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/05/asia/south-korea-f-35-fighter-jet-belly-landing-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

          Thanks for the correction. I just remember that the Koreans with the 35th also had a contingency situation hi
    7. belovvladimir
      belovvladimir 28 January 2022 20: 19
      0
  2. Carat
    Carat 28 January 2022 09: 34
    0
    In this regard, the Americans need to act as quickly as possible.


    Throw depth charges and calm down.
  3. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 28 January 2022 09: 37
    +2
    Tote? Rates? Who is first? laughing
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 28 January 2022 09: 39
      +3
      Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
      Tote? Rates? Who is first? laughing

      ours looked ... Chinese chips, our architecture ... spat and left.
      1. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 28 January 2022 09: 45
        +6
        Here is advertising, PR, oh, look what a cool airplane, the Chinese can connect Captain Nemo .. F-35, such a secret, such a secret laughing
    2. Evil543
      Evil543 28 January 2022 10: 37
      +3
      I think 10 Chinese divers have already manually turned him over to their shore laughing
      1. mojohed2012
        mojohed2012 28 January 2022 11: 07
        +1
        Not at all. The Chinese have long studied this miracle, and ours have not lagged behind.
        If there was such a plane-aircraft that breaks through any Russian air defense that does not see it point-blank, then the S-350, S-400 and S-500 and other air defense systems would not rivet. And why, if it is obvious that it is inefficient. But, after all, they rivet air defense. And the Chinese are not far behind. This means that the penguin is a so-so mediocre motor with wings, which is not even difficult to track and shoot down.
        1. Joker62
          Joker62 28 January 2022 15: 03
          -6
          Dearest! Do not write such nonsense from a gray gelding ... fool It's funny to read your opuses...
          1. Emergency
            Emergency 28 January 2022 16: 22
            +1
            You feel bad? Maybe a veterinarian?
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  4. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 28 January 2022 09: 37
    +18
    The West conducted a very successful show of force at sea in front of China: One nuclear submarine, a muzzle in the trash and two drowned penguins. wassat
    1. Asad
      Asad 28 January 2022 13: 29
      +2
      Of course, we should not be sad about this at all. The only thing I don’t know is it’s good or bad that such news doesn’t threaten us in the near future.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 28 January 2022 13: 37
        0
        God forbid, in 2024 the sufferer will be handed over to the fleet, the propeller group is no joke.
  5. Andrey Moskvin
    Andrey Moskvin 28 January 2022 09: 38
    +6
    Aircraft for unanswered attacks. You will send to war, God forbid, they will shoot down and find out the secrets ... what
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  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 January 2022 09: 41
    +2
    so that its wreckage does not go to China
    Either they are afraid that the Russians will get the wreckage and even already "see" submarines in the fall area, and now the same picture is only with the Chinese. The Americans believe that this plane or its wreckage, falling into the hands of the Russians or the Chinese, will help the latter to reveal the main bourgeois secret - marketing and advertising. "Friend or foe" will be changed anyway, the coated lining, contrary to the statements of the Americans, is not a secret, armament is problematic ... Well, unless you rummage through the on-board computer.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 28 January 2022 10: 03
      +2
      He has a good engine. It was useful to rummage around, the rest, yes, in fact, more of an advertising campaign.
  8. uav80
    uav80 28 January 2022 09: 45
    +9
    The lifebuoy had to be thrown so as not to swim far ..)))
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 28 January 2022 10: 04
      +11
      What a cool picture - a penguin in its natural habitat.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 28 January 2022 10: 45
        -1
        And he swims backwards, did he also fly backwards into the sea? These Americans, everything is not like people.
      2. NAIL77DM
        NAIL77DM 28 January 2022 12: 00
        +1
        Drozdov's voice
      3. uav80
        uav80 28 January 2022 12: 17
        0
        What a cool picture - a penguin in its natural habitat.



        Or a dolphin

      4. Prisoner
        Prisoner 28 January 2022 15: 08
        +1
        The picture is really touching. The animal is released into its natural habitat. laughing I remembered a good American film "Free Willy". laughing
    2. 75 Sergey
      75 Sergey 28 January 2022 10: 27
      0
      And what are these breakers around the crashed plane, or is it some kind of chemical reaction of something with something?
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 28 January 2022 15: 09
        +1
        Probably water from a hot engine boils. bully
  9. ancestors from Don
    ancestors from Don 28 January 2022 09: 59
    0
    What fell was not yours, I hope Russia is already there in place. Reminiscent of the rise of the "saber" in Korea and its further detailed study.
    1. neurostimulator
      neurostimulator 28 January 2022 10: 22
      0
      He quietly stole and left - they say, he found it).
  10. Two
    Two 28 January 2022 10: 00
    +1
    It has already been communized by teapots, studied and put back!
  11. neurostimulator
    neurostimulator 28 January 2022 10: 16
    -2
    I remember an anecdote ... about the launch of a very secret American rocket in a very deserted place and two crows in care nearby.
  12. Kesha1980
    Kesha1980 28 January 2022 10: 20
    +5
    The entire South China Sea was polluted, what kind of people are these Americans? Either the submarine "smooth the relief", then the "pigvin".
    They don't have Greenpeace.
  13. Gust
    Gust 28 January 2022 10: 27
    +2
    Sheathing is of great interest in terms of determining a specific reflection / absorption spectrum, and not the design (physics is the same for everyone). It would also be useful to compare the engine for general development (ours are no worse in many ways). And the electronics are useless - everything is encrypted and definitely rendered unusable during the ejection.
    1. agoran
      agoran 28 January 2022 21: 59
      +1
      There's not so much skin, most likely the coating of this skin. There was infa that the F-35 stationed in Alaska, the coating was washed off by rain, most likely finalized.
      Electronics is most likely useless, but if the blocks were filled with compound, then it is possible not to draw much out of there.
      1. Gust
        Gust 29 January 2022 10: 32
        0
        Each frequency range has its own structures. The coating works in the millimeter range, while the structural elements of the skin also work in the centimeter range.
  14. 75 Sergey
    75 Sergey 28 January 2022 10: 30
    +1
    Judging by the comments, the clowns have already woken up.
  15. faterdom
    faterdom 28 January 2022 10: 46
    +1
    The Chinese will pick up and print these invisibles by the thousands at a price ten times lower.
    And LM will not even be able to challenge it in courts: the technologies are secret, there are no patents.
  16. Freedim
    Freedim 28 January 2022 11: 15
    0
    Who prevents deck crews, outside of combat missions, from mounting a self-inflating pontoon in one of the bomb bays (well, or at least a buoy on a cable)? .. It would immediately solve a bunch of problems. How many drowned people are there already? Three? Although in fact it could be more.
    1. Santa Fe
      Santa Fe 28 January 2022 11: 55
      +1
      self-inflating pontoon

      This idea is many years old.

      Used by the Japanese on Zero fighters, inside the fuselage
  17. ELDER_VDV
    ELDER_VDV 28 January 2022 11: 42
    +3
    How will they find him, he has "stealth" technology laughing
  18. tikhonov66
    tikhonov66 28 January 2022 12: 14
    0
    So grite "Brought"?
    - Didn't you realize it too late?
    8-))
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  20. IRA1777
    IRA1777 28 January 2022 17: 17
    -1
    Why deploy the S-400? Enemy planes shoot themselves down.
  21. aries2200
    aries2200 28 January 2022 17: 35
    0
    he hasn’t been there for a long time, most likely .. PETROV and BASHIROV WORKED EXCELLENTLY