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Pentagon inspectors found a 363 defect in the F-35 fighter design

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When inspecting the program of creating the American strike fighter of the fifth generation F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter), inspectors revealed a 363 defect in the implementation of this large-scale project of the US Department of Defense.


As stated in the report of the Pentagon Inspector General, made public on Monday, “the deficiencies found may adversely affect the flight qualities of this combat vehicle and its reliability, and also lead to a significant increase in the cost of the program itself,” ITAR-TASS reports.

The inspection report notes that the creators of the new fighter - Lockheed Martin and its five contractors - did not pay "due attention to quality control," which contributed to increased costs and the appearance of shortcomings that questioned the fulfillment of all safety requirements stated in the operational development of this multifunctional fighter.

The supersonic F-35 (Lightning II), created using stealth technology, should replace the obsolete AV-8B Harrier, A-10, F-16, F / A-18 Hornet, and British GR.7 Harrier and Sea Harrier aircraft.

In the future, some modifications of the F-35 will be able to carry nuclear weapon. The Pentagon expects to produce over 3 thousands of such fighters, including for foreign partners participating in the project, which has become one of the most expensive Pentagon military programs.

According to the latest data from the US Department of Defense, 2001 billion dollars have already been spent on this program, implemented since 395,7, and putting the F-35 into service has been postponed due to numerous delays and problems on 2016.
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  1. skif33
    skif33 2 October 2013 12: 02 New
    +1
    For what period, please specify? And the question is, in the project or in the aircraft themselves, otherwise the words “project implementation” are somehow blurry?
    1. Airman
      Airman 2 October 2013 12: 04 New
      +7
      Quote: skif33
      For what period, please specify?

      Why not 365, by the number of days in a year?
      1. Orel
        Orel 2 October 2013 13: 40 New
        +2
        Inspectors when checking the program for the creation of the fifth-generation American strike fighter F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) revealed 363 defects in the implementation of this large-scale project


        Now it remains only to fix them. True, after correction, new defects may appear. "Cutting" the budget and in the US are able to do ...
      2. Jin
        Jin 2 October 2013 13: 42 New
        +3
        Quote: Povshnik
        Why not 365, by the number of days in a year?


        They just had two days off laughing
        1. Airman
          Airman 2 October 2013 21: 09 New
          0
          Quote: Jin
          Quote: Povshnik
          Why not 365, by the number of days in a year?


          They just had two days off laughing

          They did not find two, but soon they will appear.
  2. ed65b
    ed65b 2 October 2013 12: 02 New
    +3
    Old songs about the main part of the devil knows what. But Vaska listens and eats. The dough has been beaten immeasurably back there is no way, but he is a bastard everything rises and rises laughing
  3. svp67
    svp67 2 October 2013 12: 03 New
    +4
    As everything is general, but it is possible from the list of shortcomings, at least a couple of the most "insufficient", to evaluate.
    1. apostol88
      apostol88 2 October 2013 12: 12 New
      +6
      There is no Pepsi, no refrigerator, no toilet, etc. laughing
  4. Altona
    Altona 2 October 2013 12: 04 New
    +3
    The inspection report notes that the creators of the new fighter - Lockheed Martin and five of its contractors - did not pay “due attention to quality control”
    ------------------------------------
    What, the money was "stolen by effective managers", and the assembly was entrusted to guest workers? lol
  5. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 2 October 2013 12: 04 New
    +4
    Rapilling and American-style rolling: we take a few billion bucks, on the exhaust we get a mixture of an airplane carpet and a Foreman biplane)))
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 2 October 2013 13: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: Rattenfanger
      Rapilling and American-style rolling: we take a few billion bucks, on the exhaust we get a mixture of an airplane carpet and a Foreman biplane)))

      What are you saying ?! belay This is all not true! (Ha ha ha !!!) F-35 last (really hope so!) Word in American aircraft construction! laughing You can’t mock the flying stupa too much. After all, she still flies! lol
  6. Stiletto
    Stiletto 2 October 2013 12: 05 New
    +8
    363 defect multiplied by 10 000000, + discount, - kickbacks, + expenses for printing new dollars = 360 0000000 $ new drank. And you say - defects, defects - all day bread laughing
  7. andrei332809
    andrei332809 2 October 2013 12: 06 New
    +1
    and also lead to a significant increase in the cost of the program itself, "

    then they’ve got the main dough. dig deeper - there is still a couple of lyamov you can increase the price, then to trifle then
  8. kostyan77708
    kostyan77708 2 October 2013 12: 07 New
    +2
    saw Shura, saw ... it is gold)))
  9. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 2 October 2013 12: 09 New
    +1
    "According to the latest data from the US Department of Defense, $ 2001 billion has already been spent on this program since 395,7, and the F-35 has been put on hold due to numerous delays and problems for 2016."
    Why troll him so? He’s golden!
    1. GSH-18
      GSH-18 2 October 2013 13: 31 New
      +2
      Quote: Standard Oil
      due to numerous delays and problems for 2016. "
      Why troll him so? He’s golden!

      This is really the first in the world real gold (at a cost) serial fighter! In fact, a certain part of Fort Knox will fly through the air, attracting the attention not only of air defense but also of boys with slingshots - shooting down this basin is really a valuable prize! The use of the F-35 appears, in the light of its plague cost, in parades, and after the complete completion of hostilities, as part of a security group and a security group of troops located on the ground! wassat
  10. serjant4
    serjant4 2 October 2013 12: 13 New
    +8
    American basin is pleasing to the eye :)
  11. Russ69
    Russ69 2 October 2013 12: 13 New
    +6
    After such a cut, our defense industry nervously smokes on the sidelines ...
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 2 October 2013 12: 44 New
      +3
      if only experience was not adopted ...
      1. Nick888
        Nick888 2 October 2013 14: 03 New
        0
        Such a cut, I think our economy simply will not pull)
  12. vadson
    vadson 2 October 2013 12: 23 New
    +2
    nda., here I understand childhood diseases. On the other hand, at military parity, the article was that the pepelats was worth 98 lyam. Those. The downward trend, just seem to be the price without an engine
  13. mirag2
    mirag2 2 October 2013 12: 33 New
    +3
    I won’t even read the comments, there is sheer gloating. Of course, I am also glad, but it’s better to think about how we can create a missile defense system no worse than that of ovs.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 2 October 2013 12: 39 New
      +1
      There is no missile defense in the USA. If you speak English, look for an interview with American generals.
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 2 October 2013 13: 05 New
        +1
        Why is it not? And the Aegis system? Or is it not in the USA? Well, if such a literal conversation (reminiscent of pimply) -then so I mean that we need to think about how to upgrade our missile defense to the level of NATO missile defense (Aegis) which knocks down kinetic blow (direct hit), and provides its actual insuperability, and our system works almost with a nuclear shock. Although why is it "almost"? And it works ...
        1. vadson
          vadson 2 October 2013 13: 17 New
          +1
          As far as I remember, the Yankees knock down targets with ADVANCE KNOWN TRAJECTORY OF THE GOAL. Yes, and that is not always
        2. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 2 October 2013 13: 27 New
          +2
          Aegis is yes, but not effective. The system calculates the trajectory of the warhead’s flight from Yao and launches an interceptor missile. After the launch of the rocket, they no longer control it, they cannot adjust it, they cannot redirect it. I'm not talking about the fact that Russia has maneuvering warheads, in my opinion every 45 seconds it changes altitude and direction of flight. In addition, a jammer is placed on the warheads. And in general, different air density, weather, wind, if the flying warhead deviates by a meter or two and continues to deviate from the course calculated by the Aegis system.

          Here were the latest exercises, they knew in advance the zone of launch and fall of the warhead, prepared but of two shot down one warhead.

          In other words, they need several interceptor missiles for each warhead.

          My old comment:

          And now we look at the capabilities of the Russian Navy:
          Project 955 Borey nuclear submarines carry 16 Bulava missiles. Project 955A plans to deploy 20 missiles, each of which is equipped with 10 homing maneuvering warheads - a total of 160 warheads.
          There are three boats of this class - a total of 480 warheads.

          Project 941 Shark submarines carry 20 R-39 missiles, each of which is equipped with 10 homing maneuvering warheads - a total of 200 warheads.
          This class has one boat (two in reserve without ammunition) - a total of 200 warheads.

          Project 667BDRM Dolphin nuclear submarines carry 16 R-29RMU2 Sineva missiles, each of which is equipped with 4 medium-class warheads with enhanced anti-missile defense countermeasures - a total of 64 warheads.
          There are seven boats of this class (2 of them under repair) - a total of 448 warheads.

          Total Navy - 1128 maneuvering warheads

          Strategic Rocket Forces capabilities
          R-36M UTTH / R-36M2 58 missiles, 10 warheads each - a total of 580
          UR-100N UTTH 70 missiles with 6 warheads each - a total of 420
          RT-2PM "Topol" 171 missiles, 1 warhead each - a total of 171
          RT-2PM2 Topol-M (shb) 60 missiles, 1 warhead each - total 60
          RT-2PM2 Topol-M (mb) 18 missiles, 1 warhead each - a total of 18
          RS-24 “Yars” (mb) 18 missiles, 3 warheads each - total 54
          A total of 395 strategic missile forces - a total of 1303 warheads

          In total, excluding the Air Force, the Russian nuclear shield has 2431 warheads at its disposal. 70% of these are warheads maneuvering with REP. For each warhead, 2-3 interceptor missiles are needed, if they fall at the moment when it does not maneuver. And they have interceptor missiles with a cumulative warhead, that is, they must be very accurately hit.
  14. Nevyatoy
    Nevyatoy 2 October 2013 12: 54 New
    +3
    Honestly, I am tormented by vague doubts that such infa is a consequence of great democracy and freedom of speech. It was not leaked for anyone so that we would gloat over them here. Either they have a new project in their bosom and the old one (F-35) must be correctly and accurately buried, or Lockheed Martin was salted by someone, a big and influential one. In this way, they will dishonor their defense industry so that sales go to zero.
    1. sonik-007
      sonik-007 2 October 2013 12: 57 New
      +1
      Not excluded. However, you forget about the fact that they are of the type “honest” If there are jambs, we draw conclusions from them.
      Remember the war in Iraq - how they analyzed every broken abrams, they made a whole program, on the basis of which new more protected modifications of the abrams appeared. So it is possible here.
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  15. starhina01
    starhina01 2 October 2013 14: 59 New
    +1
    Well, the plane was built angry and forgot to modify the file laughing But the runoff of the dough must be tried fool
  16. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 2 October 2013 15: 29 New
    0
    If you eliminate one drawback per day, then in two years they will cope lol
  17. asbaev
    asbaev 2 October 2013 16: 01 New
    0
    One of the disadvantages is the lack of toilet paper.
  18. 31231
    31231 2 October 2013 16: 52 New
    0
    Money is being knocked out of the budget ?! In addition, Obamacare medical programs will treat lightning, and not their citizens ?!
    And why is the American nation medicine ?! She is the healthiest vet,
    if fast food and Coca-Cola can afford unlimited amounts.
  19. SvetoRus
    SvetoRus 2 October 2013 17: 53 New
    0
    Lockheed Martin and its five contractors did not pay “due attention to quality control” I invite those involved to submit to the awards
  20. turan_up
    turan_up 2 October 2013 19: 24 New
    0
    The United States already has a plane for the price of gold - F-22. Now they need a plane for the price of platinum. They will become F-35
  21. put
    put 2 October 2013 22: 33 New
    0
    It turns out that 50 planes have already been cast from pure gold?