Worthwhile in itself, even if the a/c were to do nothing operationallyRon5 wrote:Officials see an overseas trip for the F-35 as a way of testing the deployability of the aircraft, its associated systems and its personnel.
- ALIS supposedly has been underinvested in (and IPR between LM & the US Gvmnt was still under negotiation when I last heard about it... may be someone here knows the state of play?)
Ron5 wrote:Lightning Force Cmdr. Air Cmdre. David Bradshaw told the RAF’s official review, published at year-end, that there had been challenges in moving the aircraft from the U.S. to the UK.
- data, data, data
- Norway & Italy are jointly funding the splitting of mission data off the ALIS file that goes back to the US (... and is readily 'hackable'! May be we should join the effort?)
That's the way I like it: fly all the hrs remaining off those airframesRon5 wrote:two more front-line squadrons on top of the current five will be formed. The first of these will become active with 9 Sqdn. this May, dedicated to the QRA and red-air aggressor training mission.
The second unit, the 12 Sqdn., will be a joint unit with the Qatar Emiri Air Force, supporting the training of Qatari personnel
- the article does not 'solve' the controversy about these sqdrns being pure-bred Tr1 or mixed? Statements in both directions have been released