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How do you feel about the F-35B for the RN and RAF? (2 votes per member)

GOOD choice for the Royal Navy
115
45%
BAD choice for the Royal Navy
9
4%
Uncertain (RN)
12
5%
GOOD choice for the Royal Air Force
46
18%
BAD choice for the Royal Air Force
35
14%
Uncertain (RAF)
38
15%
 
Total votes: 255

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby bobp » 13 Mar 2019, 14:05

Italy in trouble over F35 payments and may cut orders




http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eview.html

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 13 Mar 2019, 18:20

Twitter vs. Facebook (politicians):
"Nothing is yet known about the contents and conclusions of the review, but the government's will to review Italy’s participation in the program remains unchanged. It will have to be discussed at presidential level Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte and Donald Trump. "

Brilliant idea to sink bns (?) into the Cameri plant, and then not buy aircraft

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby Ron5 » 13 Mar 2019, 18:55

bobp wrote:Italy in trouble over F35 payments and may cut orders




http://www.defense-aerospace.com/articl ... eview.html


FWIW don't know about this story but that site has a long history of providing unreliable information.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby RetroSicotte » 14 Mar 2019, 10:21

Ron5 wrote:FWIW don't know about this story but that site has a long history of providing unreliable information.

That site often seems more concerned with French = Good, All else = Bad than about reliable news, I find.

There's some hilarious mental gymnastics it goes through to that end at times.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby imperialman » 14 Mar 2019, 12:00

It's run by frequent anti-F35 tweeter Giovanni de Briganti (@JoedeBrig on Twitter), so take that as you will.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SW1 » 14 Mar 2019, 16:21

(ANSA) - Rome, March 12 - Air Force Chief of Staff General Alberto Rosso told parliament on Tuesday that Italy has not paid "389 million euros in invoices issued in 2018" by Lockheed Martin for F35 fighter jets. Reporting to a joint session of the Lower House and Senate defence committees, Rosso expressed "major concern about uncertainty over the programme" and the "hypothesis of a quantitative reduction" in the number of aircraft Italy will buy.
The general said the alternative would be "older and more expensive" aircraft. The Air Force chief said that "this aircraft is the future.
"Any slowdown or fall in the number would be worrying not just for us, but also for the nation's industry, given the economic impact of the programme".

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/science ... 6f776.html

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SKB » 14 Mar 2019, 19:42

I would remind people that this thread is only for the UK's F-35B aircraft. This thread is in the UK Equipment section.
If you have international news of the F-35A/B/C, please use the international threads. Thankyou.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby downsizer » 14 Mar 2019, 20:09

SKB wrote:I would remind people that this thread is only for the UK's F-35B aircraft. This thread is in the UK Equipment section.
If you have international news of the F-35A/B/C, please use the international threads. Thankyou.


I would remind you that you are not a mod. But that would be pointless because you think you are. :roll: :lol:

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby SKB » 14 Mar 2019, 20:12

I know I am not a moderator, but this is a UK F-35B thread in the UK Equipment section. I know this because it was I who created this thread.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby downsizer » 14 Mar 2019, 20:47

Good for you. Remind us again what percentage of threads across the forum were started by you? You had the stat a while ago..... :think:

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby RetroSicotte » 15 Mar 2019, 08:12

What affects F-35s worldwide affects the UK's F-35s, both in service and via possibilities.

Personally, I see no reason to split discussion in this regard in two. If enough people feel otherwise, then happy to consider.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 15 Mar 2019, 08:24

RetroSicotte wrote:What affects F-35s worldwide affects the UK's F-35s, both in service and via possibilities

Yep, we are past the stage when we had a clear 'say' as Tier1 Partner.

And then there is that 'global support model' and interoperability ... et al ;)

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby downsizer » 15 Mar 2019, 14:30

Thirded.

What does the thread starter think tho?

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby bobp » 15 Mar 2019, 21:20

I agree with above its all relevant. One day Italian F35B operating with ours and perhaps others.

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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby Timmymagic » 18 Mar 2019, 15:46

Some good news. Spear, Meteor and Paveway IV Penetrator on the way for UK F-35B.


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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Postby Lord Jim » 20 Mar 2019, 15:31

How far along its development path is SPEAR?


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