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US will increase the pace of production of fighter F-35

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US will increase the pace of production of fighter F-35

US Deputy Secretary of Defense for Procurement, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall (Frank Kendall) expressed "cautious optimism" that the F-35 fighter "made enough progress in its development" and the Pentagon, since 2015, may increase the pace of procurement, reports today flightglobal.com.


“At the moment I can say that we can increase the pace of production, as planned. The development of the program is close to the planned pace, but several systems are a little behind schedule, but not dramatic, ”Kendall said. The decision of the Pentagon will be reflected in the budget message of the President of 2015 of the year. This means that in 2015, the Pentagon will buy 42 aircraft, in 2016, 62, in 2017, 76 and 2018, 100. Currently, the production rate is 29 machines per year, plus a few for foreign customers.

Kendall admitted that cuts in the military budget are a problem, but the Pentagon will do everything possible to increase production rates. "F-35 is our priority system weapons in the field of conventional weapons. In connection with this approach, we will do everything we can to protect the program from cuts, ”he said.

The head of defense procurement also acknowledged that the F-35 still has a long way to go. Fighters completed the entire 40% of the planned volume of flight tests, many more aerodynamic and strength tests needed to be performed, software development and testing and weapons integration would continue. The development of the next block of software was behind schedule on 45 days, but "there is nothing dramatic that could disrupt the program," Kendall said. “It’s too early to declare victory, but the program is on a much more solid basis than it was two years ago, but there are still many risks,” Kendall summed up.
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  1. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 14 June 2013 09: 35 New
    -2
    Bird of dubious flight ...
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 14 June 2013 09: 40 New
      +8
      Quote: Scandinavian
      Bird of dubious flight

      Do not underestimate.
      In the matter of defense of a country, it is better to overtake than not to finish.
      Like a wafer of a preemptive strike under the cover of an armada of electronic warfare, avionics and airborne warning systems, it’s a very capable complex. And for everything else, there is the FU-18.
      1. ATATA
        ATATA 14 June 2013 09: 52 New
        +3
        Quote: Papakiko
        Do not underestimate.
        In the matter of defense of a country, it is better to overtake than not to finish.
        Like a wafer of a preemptive strike under the guise of an armada of electronic warfare, avionics and early warning systems, it’s a very capable complex.

        That's right!
        And not just a waffle of a preemptive strike, but a massive strike. Combined with axes will be a terrible thing.
        PAK FA is good.
        But in order to fend off the massive attack of the FNUMX in combination with axes, a massive and relatively cheap fighter drones are needed, which in the first few days of a massive attack will bring down everything that flies.
        IMHO.
        1. Orel
          Orel 14 June 2013 09: 56 New
          0
          US will increase the pace of production of fighter F-35


          You first bring it to mind. Pilots swear at him, cracks happen in engines, visibility from the cockpit, like from a tank. Although what to advise you. Build Build ...
          1. Burbulator
            Burbulator 14 June 2013 10: 46 New
            +2
            Lockheed engineers will certainly take your wishes into account.
          2. Manager
            Manager 14 June 2013 11: 00 New
            +4
            Quote: Orel
            from the cockpit, like from a tank

            In the photo, pretty bad fanar. Visibility I think is better than in the tank.
            1. Orel
              Orel 14 June 2013 11: 24 New
              0
              In the photo, pretty bad fanar. Visibility I think is better than in the tank.


              Well, I went too far, but the pilots complained about visibility, and not only about it, more about handling and maneuverability, about the impossibility of flying in a thunderstorm, etc. An American report was leaked to the press for internal use, that’s a lot about underwater The stones of this machine are known.
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          3. Papakiko
            Papakiko 14 June 2013 11: 21 New
            +1
            Quote: Orel
            Pilots swear at him, cracks happen in engines, visibility from the cockpit, like from a tank

            What language is this done in MATTER?
            Quote: Manager
            In the photo, pretty bad fanar.

            You can do it without fanar at all, it will fly on devices. Although even so he flies more on instruments and a lantern for admiring the views of the sky.
            Quote: Phantom Revolution
            But there are simply no drones capable of effectively shooting down aircraft.

            Is he supposed to ram the opponents with a ram or a missile launched?
            There are missiles, many avionics, electronic warfare systems, electronic warheads, airborne warning systems and GPS in addition, and more than all of this is enough.
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        3. experienced
          experienced 14 June 2013 10: 01 New
          +4
          Quote: ATATA
          And not just a waffle of a preemptive strike, but a massive strike. Combined with axes will be a terrible thing.

          Count the number of these waffles and axes, then remember how close and from all sides Russia is "surrounded" by NATO countries. Now estimate our aviation fleet ... Really scary winked The only thing that is guaranteed can hold back even thinking about an attack on Russia is its nuclear potential. IMHO Because there won’t be any winners repeat
          Quote: ATATA
          PAK FA is good.

          Good, but so far in the testing process.
          Quote: ATATA
          But in order to fend off the massive attack of the FNUMX in combination with axes, a massive and relatively cheap fighter drones are needed, which in the first few days of a massive attack will bring down everything that flies.

          Bugaga fool A lot of these UAVs were jamming fighters? Do not forget that Russia is lagging behind in this area of ​​armaments. Initially, we were strong in air defense systems, though we covered mainly Moscow, but we have a large country hi
          1. Papakiko
            Papakiko 14 June 2013 11: 32 New
            +2
            Quote: seasoned
            Good, but so far in the testing process.


            Yes fly around a bird.
            1. pakfa-t-50
              pakfa-t-50 14 June 2013 12: 47 New
              0
              The best exterminator in the world good
              1. RA77
                RA77 14 June 2013 12: 58 New
                +2
                Istraеbeater! Deuce ...
        4. Phantom Revolution
          Phantom Revolution 14 June 2013 10: 22 New
          0
          Quote: ATATA
          That's right!
          And not just a waffle of a preemptive strike, but a massive strike. Combined with axes will be a terrible thing.
          PAK FA is good.
          But in order to fend off the massive attack of the FNUMX in combination with axes, a massive and relatively cheap fighter drones are needed, which in the first few days of a massive attack will bring down everything that flies.
          IMHO.

          In general, if I’m not mistaken, Ф-35 in combination f-16-18 is coming. So I think pak-fa will also go with su-27-35 in conjunction. And of course you can’t do without the rest. But there are simply no drones capable of effectively shooting down aircraft.
          1. patsantre
            patsantre 14 June 2013 10: 29 New
            -2
            Quote: Phantom Revolution
            In general, if I'm not mistaken, the F-35 in the combination of the F-16-18 is coming.

            In what combination, he should replace them.
            Quote: Phantom Revolution
            So I think the pak-fa will also go with the su-27-35 in conjunction.

            like
            1. ATATA
              ATATA 14 June 2013 11: 59 New
              +5
              Only amers will have these F35 2500pcs. Where do you get so many su27-35 and pack fa? Plus axes say 10.
              You understand, F35 is not just a new aircraft, it is a new concept of swarm air attack!
              Need a relatively cheap and disposable drone fighter.
              At one o'clock, X fired, he spends a day in the area, crumbles all around and falls when he does his job.
              And the fact that he is not there is no reason not to think about him and not to do this.
              All when it happens for the first time.
              1. Botanologist
                Botanologist 14 June 2013 13: 59 New
                0
                Quote: ATATA
                he bargains for a day in the district, everything crumbles around and falls when he does his job.


                Can you imagine the amount of equipment that must be on a UAV to operate over the air? This is a very expensive toy to make it disposable. It is much more promising to convert the old MiG-21, MiG-29 into a UAV version with the ability to land. Arm R-60 or even R-73, and - we dig to death wink . Then there is still the option of linking the enemy in the air.
                1. ATATA
                  ATATA 14 June 2013 15: 15 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Botanologist
                  This is a very expensive toy to make it disposable. It is much more promising to remake the old Mig-21, Mig-29 into a UAV variant with the possibility of landing. Arm the P-60 or even the P-73, and - swarm to the death

                  Let the experts decide what and how, but there should be an adequate mass response.
                  The advantage of the disposable is that it, like the C300 rocket, is kept in a sealed canister. The plus is that it does not need to be serviced, and this is a significant part of the cost of the aircraft.
                  Those. a single-use drone will ultimately be cheaper. And given that resource requirements will be lower, then the manufacturing price will be reflected in a smaller direction.
                  AI does not need an annual raid.
                  We must also take into account the numerical superiority of NATO; we cannot prepare and maintain the same number of pilots as theirs.
                  1. Botanologist
                    Botanologist 14 June 2013 23: 22 New
                    +1
                    Quote: ATATA
                    The advantage of the disposable is that it, like the C300 rocket, is kept in a sealed canister.


                    I served in a UAV unit - not a single one was stored in a pencil case request And how will you let it go after 10 years in a pencil case? Frequencies will change, codes will change ... And do not forget that this is a fighter, and it can drop any target from the sky. Therefore, selection should be.

                    Quote: ATATA
                    The plus is that it does not need to be serviced, and this is a significant part of the cost of the aircraft.


                    As for the service - above. Selection of goals is necessary, friend / foe too. Therefore it is necessary to serve.

                    Quote: ATATA
                    a single-use drone will ultimately be cheaper.


                    Calculate the cost of the radar, other equipment, the amount of fuel for a "day in the air", the cost of the missiles (how much do you want to hang on it), and multiply by the combat effectiveness (5% or higher?). And then let's talk about cheapness.
    2. Siberian German
      Siberian German 14 June 2013 12: 57 New
      +1
      it flies already in parts of them, and this gives material for upgrades and elimination of shortcomings, and the pack is still in testing
      1. PLO
        PLO 14 June 2013 21: 42 New
        +1
        F-35 to PAK FA as to heaven.
        if we compare it with the Su-35S
  2. Wedmak
    Wedmak 14 June 2013 09: 44 New
    0
    The head of defense procurement also acknowledged that the F-35 still has a long way to go. Fighters completed only 40% of the planned volume of flight tests, many aerodynamic and strength tests still need to be carried out, development and testing of software and weapons integration work will continue.

    Well, yes, he already launched a rocket. Did it just hit? And in this state, they put in a series of dozens of pieces? However surprised.
  3. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 14 June 2013 09: 47 New
    +2
    Quote: Papakiko
    Do not underestimate.
    In the matter of defense of a country, it is better to overtake than not to finish.
    Like a wafer of a preemptive strike under the cover of an armada of electronic warfare, avionics and airborne warning systems, it’s a very capable complex. And for everything else, there is the FU-18.

    The best score for this car is a test in real combat, and not a bloated star-striped PR.
    1. bulvas
      bulvas 14 June 2013 09: 54 New
      10
      if during a check in real business it turns out that the car is standing - it will be a bitter pill
    2. Atrix
      Atrix 14 June 2013 10: 44 New
      +8
      Quote: Scandinavian
      Quote: Papakiko
      Do not underestimate.
      In the matter of defense of a country, it is better to overtake than not to finish.
      Like a wafer of a preemptive strike under the cover of an armada of electronic warfare, avionics and airborne warning systems, it’s a very capable complex. And for everything else, there is the FU-18.

      The best score for this car is a test in real combat, and not a bloated star-striped PR.

      Let's proceed from the performance characteristics that the manufacturer claims, because you can not confirm or refute these statements. You also trust the performance characteristics that our manufacturers declare on our machines and you take their words for granted. And let's say that the F-35 will be inferior to 20-30% of our PAK-FA, it is worth evaluating the number of these machines. When Russia is going to purchase 60-70 cars, and the USA already has 66 cars, and as far as my memory serves me, more than a thousand are going to get them. Also, do not forget that you need to evaluate everything in the complex, and not just one plane, but this complex in the USA is very rich, from UAVs to satellites.
      Then all your statements are similar to what they said before the won in 1941 that Germany does not attack us, and if attacked, then "our tanks are fast and strong" and we will reach Berlin in a couple of months.


      1. pakfa-t-50
        pakfa-t-50 14 June 2013 12: 58 New
        0
        Only + F 35 THIS IS A VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING, the rest is all weak compared to PAK FA
  4. Russ69
    Russ69 14 June 2013 10: 07 New
    +2
    Quote: bulvas
    if during a check in real business it turns out that the car is standing - it will be a bitter pill

    Americans, bring the plane to mind, there is no doubt. They will print a couple more tons of their paper and do the same. Maybe somewhere worse from the initial statements, but not critical. It is too late for them to abandon the project ...
  5. Mizhgan
    Mizhgan 14 June 2013 10: 08 New
    +2
    Let them build, let them bring them to mind .... Practice shows that recently, RUSSIA has also not stood still, both in terms of weapons and in the geopolitical arena.
    Don't worry, guys. Yesterday in a nearby blog here such a beautiful dance was shown with a "triple sheepskin coat" - beauty ... I repeat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IfG0dr8cPRU#t=19s
  6. Orel
    Orel 14 June 2013 10: 16 New
    0
    I read that the American pilots of the F-35 got the nickname "lame goblin".
    1. patsantre
      patsantre 14 June 2013 10: 30 New
      +4
      They read poorly, so called F-117.
      1. Orel
        Orel 14 June 2013 11: 34 New
        -3
        They read poorly, so called F-117.


        Probably inherited. I do not think the F-35 is a good car. F-22 is another matter, but its USA at the state level forbids to sell. And please buy F-35. Does this bother anyone?
        1. ATATA
          ATATA 14 June 2013 12: 07 New
          +5
          The fact that the stripes are selling and selling F16-m F18 from this they did not become bad aircraft.
          Doesn't that bother you?
          They just make a massive good F35 plane for everyone.
          A very good left only for themselves.
          But hatred to good, has not yet brought.
          1. Orel
            Orel 14 June 2013 12: 14 New
            0
            But hatred to good, has not yet brought.


            And where did you see the hatred? I am talking about the fact that this plane has problems, and BIG problems. This is recognized by the Americans themselves. Doesn’t it really fly to pray for an airplane, which they themselves say another 40% of the test has passed, which pilots complain and ambiguously evaluate experts? I think this is superfluous. It is all the more strange that the Americans are allegedly buying an untested plane. More like a PR for idiots seems. Tipo buy, you see, we also buy. It is necessary to approach the facts objectively.
            1. ATATA
              ATATA 14 June 2013 15: 12 New
              +1
              Quote: Orel
              And where did you see the hatred? I am talking about the fact that this plane has problems, and BIG problems.

              And only those who do not do anything have problems.
              But I think that mattresses will solve these problems.
              Do you know how many problems the SU-35 has now? But they are bought the same.
              Bring software, individual nodes. All new products have childhood diseases.
            2. patsantre
              patsantre 14 June 2013 20: 06 New
              +1
              And what exactly are his biggest problems? Yes, he is not finalized, there are flaws, there are defects, but the elimination of problems and restrictions is planned out in series (somewhere there was even a label), he does not have the same overload limit now because he such a curve, it was planned initially.
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  7. Ruslan Bear
    Ruslan Bear 14 June 2013 10: 18 New
    +4
    in 2016 - 62 for 1 year ... we would have such a pace
  8. Uruska
    Uruska 14 June 2013 10: 29 New
    -1
    The first sensation was that he was being cut out of logs with his ax ...
    1. Mizhgan
      Mizhgan 14 June 2013 10: 35 New
      0
      Quote: Uruska
      The first sensation was that he was being cut out of logs with his ax ...

      They have a significant excuse for it - something like that requires the reflection of the rays of the enemy's radar. :)
  9. Manager
    Manager 14 June 2013 10: 37 New
    +9
    They do it fast. Bring to mind. Well done what to say. Talking about what a cool PAK FA we have is not worth talking about, because in 2015 he will only go into series, and by 2016 they will already have over a hundred. And that's not counting raptors and thousands of 4+ and 5 aircraft from 5+ generations. In a compartment with hundreds of their electronic warfare, avionics, avionics - their air is more than well covered. Now add the missile defense system (which many people laugh and underestimate) to get a picture that is not very funny for us.
    1. Maks111
      Maks111 14 June 2013 14: 01 New
      -6
      They do it fast. Bring to mind. Well done what to say. Talking about what a cool PAK FA we have is not worth talking about, because in 2015 he will only go into series, and by 2016 they will already have over a hundred. And that's not counting raptors and thousands of 4+ and 5 aircraft from 5+ generations. In a compartment with hundreds of their electronic warfare, avionics, avionics - their air is more than well covered. Now add the missile defense system (which many people laugh and underestimate) to get a picture that is not very funny for us.
      I think that here you can still add US government debt.
      1. Manager
        Manager 14 June 2013 14: 49 New
        +4
        Quote: Max111
        I think that here you can still add US government debt.

        Schaub was a public debt that influenced us like Americans.
      2. sashka
        sashka 14 June 2013 14: 58 New
        +4
        Quote: Max111
        I think that here you can still add US government debt.

        Perhaps it is better to live with such a duty as they than to boast of their poverty? And wait, well now, well now. . Everything ends as usual. Well, I can’t, external and internal enemies interfere ..
  10. Mizhgan
    Mizhgan 14 June 2013 11: 04 New
    0
    Here they talked about Raptor, this is Raptor http://kramtp.info/page/91/
  11. avant-garde
    avant-garde 14 June 2013 12: 02 New
    0
    Here it is a real "reset" of relations between Russia and hearing the truth in the arms race yes!!!
  12. WIN969
    WIN969 14 June 2013 12: 28 New
    0
    But this is our idea, sold by traitors in the United States sad

    http://topwar.ru/21918-yak-141-prervannyy-polet.html
  13. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 14 June 2013 12: 38 New
    -1
    BLAH BLAH BLAH
    Many words flowing around
    In the spirit of our "partners")))
  14. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 14 June 2013 13: 34 New
    0
    so far, in terms of the number of military equipment, we would have been crushed for a long time in the ass before NATO, but we pump them gas and all expenses are hit in our pockets
    1. Manager
      Manager 14 June 2013 13: 45 New
      +1
      Quote: Soldier's grandson
      oh we pump them gas oil

      It’s not oil that I am in the possession of
  15. chunga-changa
    chunga-changa 15 June 2013 10: 16 New
    +1
    f-35 light fighter-bomber, we have no direct analogues. The characteristics of PAK-FA should be compared with a similar f-22.
    Fighting with a mass fighter-bomber in the air is fraught with, they will peck. Obviously, emphasis needs to be placed on long-range air defense and detection equipment. Or, as an option, IL-76 with a powerful guidance station and 50-100pcs. missiles on board with a range of 300 km, or a pair of carriers complete with a-50 and fighter cover. Here they can bear a long watch on the threatened direction, or reflect a massive raid. As an option, an air defense missile with a powerful nuclear or fragmentation warhead based on the OTRK.
    By the way, we must take into account that thousands of KR and drones will be the first to fly, on F-35 missiles and planes in Russia it may simply not remain.
  16. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 17 June 2013 11: 32 New
    0
    Unfortunately, the Yankees take the lead, not only in quantity and quality, but also in promising developments that are already in series or so. But it’s against the fact that the F-22 has been arguing or ulcerating without prospects for 10 years in operation ...