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Not really.
As for now, F35 is only IOC. And every body knows that it's a political IOC.
Unlike Indian Armed forces, Things progress in practical manner for rest of the world. First develop primary requirements and operationalize it and then keeping improving/adding upon them. Recently Israeli Air-force has shown its capability which is pretty impressive and this is high time we should come out of LM rivals propaganda ( I did ) and have a wise and broad opinion.
Other countries are not fool which is buying F-35 for Billions of dollar because some of them are facing very existential threats from their nemesis so there is no such thing like "political IOC''. F-35 is operational, Israeli even used it for combat duty and they are very impressed with its performance.
 

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Unlike Indian Armed forces, Things progress in practical manner for rest of the world. First develop primary requirements and operationalize it and then keeping improving/adding upon them. Recently Israeli Air-force has shown its capability which is pretty impressive and this is high time we should come out of LM rivals propaganda ( I did ) and have a wise and broad opinion.
Other countries are not fool which is buying F-35 for Billions of dollar because some of them are facing very existential threats from their nemesis so there is no such thing like "political IOC''. F-35 is operational, Israeli even used it for combat duty and they are very impressed with its performance.
Other countries are purchasing a space under the US umbrella by purchasing F35 !

I see some scandals on the horizon about the purchase of such stealthy brick in some of these countries...
 

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Other countries are purchasing a space under the US umbrella by purchasing F35 !

I see some scandals on the horizon about the purchase of such stealthy brick in some of these countries...
National security is something where no country compromise. Specially a self-respected country like Japan
If one need US umbrella they can buy it by another mean, Like India. I will be a biggest fool if I buy American pencil while pretending as a rifle. F-35 has undergone by lots of inquiries, queries and blame-games by governments, opposition parties but none has cancelled contracts since its inceptions. Most of noise regarding Scam comes from UK but neither left nor right government question F-35 when they are in power.
 

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National security is something where no country compromise. Specially a self-respected country like Japan
If one need US umbrella they can buy it by another mean, Like India. I will be a biggest fool if I buy American pencil while pretending as a rifle. F-35 has undergone by lots of inquiries, queries and blame-games by governments, opposition parties but none has cancelled contracts since its inceptions. Most of noise regarding Scam comes from UK but neither left nor right government question F-35 when they are in power.
Japan is, as england will become, another US state.....

The jets are american (F4, F15) or nearly (F2 is a F16 dérivative).
The Ships are Aegis and SM3/6 equipped.

Far too for a non compromise state.
 

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Other countries are purchasing a space under the US umbrella by purchasing F35 !
That US umbrella itself will be made up of 2400+ F35. So if those countries really think F35 is crap, then wanting to be under the cover of that umbrella wouldn't exactly be desirable.
No?
 

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That US umbrella itself will be made up of 2400+ F35. So if those countries really think F35 is crap, then wanting to be under the cover of that umbrella wouldn't exactly be desirable.
No?
-US jets are mainly all made in USA, it's good for the US employment.
-Every US jet selled, it's a competitor jet not selled.... it's a way to prepare the futur by killing the competitors on the market (it is one of the main goal of F35).
-2400 F35 on the US soil can't prevent a surprise war elsewhere. It takes some time to move, to bring the logistic...
-Those countries though F35 will be operationnal one day, because USAF need it. It's true. But they forgot one thing : F35 was never studied to be an air to air winner. It's from the beginning a air to ground bird (built to replace F15 in CAS and A10), with secondary air to air capacity. And LM tried, but failed, to developp it's air to air capacity for export.
F35 will be smashed in all air to air policy mission. It is not agile enough, not fast enough. The russian pilots in Europe will laugh at every encounter.
 

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-US jets are mainly all made in USA, it's good for the US employment.
-Every US jet selled, it's a competitor jet not selled.... it's a way to prepare the futur by killing the competitors on the market (it is one of the main goal of F35).
-2400 F35 on the US soil can't prevent a surprise war elsewhere. It takes some time to move, to bring the logistic...
-Those countries though F35 will be operationnal one day, because USAF need it. It's true. But they forgot one thing : F35 was never studied to be an air to air winner. It's from the beginning a air to ground bird (built to replace F15 in CAS and A10), with secondary air to air capacity. And LM tried, but failed, to developp it's air to air capacity for export.
F35 will be smashed in all air to air policy mission. It is not agile enough, not fast enough. The russian pilots in Europe will laugh at every encounter.
You are giving a Zaid Hamid type analysis, full of delusion, Paranoid, and fabrications of claims. Like 9/11 was inside job supporters.
Nobody compromise when it comes to their national security. F-35 would have been in the dustbin by now if F-35 was so incapable as propaganda claims
Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Obama in the white house in front of the media. Edward Snowden blew whistle which cost USA approximately 200 billion dollars, Many contracts were canceled by buyers. Hilary had to go door to door to convince their allies including Saudia.
 

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You are giving a Zaid Hamid type analysis, full of delusion, Paranoid, and fabrications of claims. Like 9/11 was inside job supporters.
Nobody compromise when it comes to their national security. F-35 would have been in the dustbin by now if F-35 was so incapable as propaganda claims
Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Obama in the white house in front of the media. Edward Snowden blew whistle which cost USA approximately 200 billion dollars, Many contracts were canceled by buyers. Hilary had to go door to door to convince their allies including Saudia.
I just give you facts.
F35 was studied to be a replacment of A10 and F16 in the CAS mission. It is so true that this flying cow is less agile than F16, less fast, not supercruising as all the new fighter. It's a stealthy bomb truck. A king of stealthy Tornado.
Every body knows how effective was the air defense version of Tornado.....
 

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I just give you facts.
F35 was studied to be a replacment of A10 and F16 in the CAS mission. It is so true that this flying cow is less agile than F16, less fast, not supercruising as all the new fighter. It's a stealthy bomb truck. A king of stealthy Tornado.
Every body knows how effective was the air defense version of Tornado.....
It is more than that... F-35 was intended to replace all kinds of 4th generation jets in order to streamline American force by reducing the logistic problem, better availability, better serviceability.
High maneuverability for a dog-fight, requirement actually inserted by dumb experts from outside because the USA airforce has never given such requirement. F-35 based on the American principle of "First see, First fire, First Kill" and back home. this concept never consider a Dog fight ( Yes, One can question this strategy and it is just opposite of Russian strategy ).
America heavily invested in F-35's survivability in War by giving it a world-class electronic warfare suite, countermeasures, situation awareness, smart weapons, and communication.
American Airforce criticizes LM for F-35 delay not F-35 itself.
 

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It is more than that... F-35 was intended to replace all kinds of 4th generation jets in order to streamline American force by reducing the logistic problem, better availability, better serviceability.
High maneuverability for a dog-fight, requirement actually inserted by dumb experts from outside because the USA airforce has never given such requirement. F-35 based on the American principle of "First see, First fire, First Kill" and back home. this concept never consider a Dog fight ( Yes, One can question this strategy and it is just opposite of Russian strategy ).
America heavily invested in F-35's survivability in War by giving it a world-class electronic warfare suite, countermeasures, situation awareness, smart weapons, and communication.
American Airforce criticizes LM for F-35 delay not F-35 itself.
The US are making then the same kind of error than when they decided to remove the cannon from fighters because missiles were intended to be so effective....

No, the F35 is not intended to replace all the previous fighters. If not they were not ready to ink a new contract for 144 F15X.

F35 was studied as (according to own LM definition) :
-Affordable : not really, mainly if maintenance and disponibility is taken into account.
-As agile as F16 : NO. and it will never be the case even in the std 4 or 5 or 20.
-Supercruising : NO.
-Stealthy : YES.
-Sensor fusion able : ? not yet. But it will be solved.

A stealthy Tornado. Not more.
 

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The US are making then the same kind of error than when they decided to remove the cannon from fighters because missiles were intended to be so effective....
Usaf has more air-air kills than the rest of the countries combined since ww2.
I'm sure they know what they are doing.
If not they were not ready to ink a new contract for 144 F15X
There's more politics to this issue than logic.
They want to capitalize on the integration costs that were paid by Saudi(SA model) and qatar (QA), especially now when the orders were about to dry up and the line repurposed.
Affordable : not really, mainly if maintenance and disponibility is taken into account.
Affordability depends not just on maintenance but capabilities as well.

A mission that would've required
4x F18e for strike
2x F18e for range extension
2x EA18 for supp of enemy air defense
Requires only
4x F35
 

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The US are making then the same kind of error than when they decided to remove the cannon from fighters because missiles were intended to be so effective....

No, the F35 is not intended to replace all the previous fighters. If not they were not ready to ink a new contract for 144 F15X.

F35 was studied as (according to own LM definition) :
-Affordable : not really, mainly if maintenance and disponibility is taken into account.
-As agile as F16 : NO. and it will never be the case even in the std 4 or 5 or 20.
-Supercruising : NO.
-Stealthy : YES.
-Sensor fusion able : ? not yet. But it will be solved.

A stealthy Tornado. Not more.
F-15EX ordered because F-35 is running in delay which also reduced the total number of F-35. By the way, if F-35 is not replacing all 4th generation fighter then which aircraft is going to do that ??
 

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The F-35 is here to stay for a long time, people will keep crying about it for another 50 years, they have no other work.

The F-35 even in it's current Block-3F version is perfectly able to take on any fighter in the world confidently. Weapons already cleared on F-35 are Aim-9X Block 2 , Aim-120C7/D, ASRAAM, Spice, Small Diameter Bomb, Paveways, JDAMs, JSOWs. Israeli F-35s carry latest Derby-ER, Python-5, Spice munitions apart from a wide variety of PGMs.

Block-4 will have Meteor, NSM, SPEAR and other weapons

It's radar is operational and better than most operational radars out there, DAS even in current form has no parallel and it's EW capabilities are better than any operational fighter. So technically the F-35 will have a long range advantage in BVR, it will use it's stealth, EW suite to it's advantage and fire off it's load usually in NEZ ranges which is deadly for any opponent. Not to mention pilots who fly always prefer it over the others, sheer ease of workload is a big aspect of it's advantage.

It all comes down to tactics and I think the F-35 will have far many more tactical advantages than other aircraft in the battlefield. Being Stealth, better cockpit, helmet, better radar, quite incredible IRST and wide set of weapons would make it quite formidable.
 

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The F-35 is here to stay for a long time, people will keep crying about it for another 50 years, they have no other work.

The F-35 even in it's current Block-3F version is perfectly able to take on any fighter in the world confidently. Weapons already cleared on F-35 are Aim-9X Block 2 , Aim-120C7/D, ASRAAM, Spice, Small Diameter Bomb, Paveways, JDAMs, JSOWs. Israeli F-35s carry latest Derby-ER, Python-5, Spice munitions apart from a wide variety of PGMs.

Block-4 will have Meteor, NSM, SPEAR and other weapons

It's radar is operational and better than most operational radars out there, DAS even in current form has no parallel and it's EW capabilities are better than any operational fighter. So technically the F-35 will have a long range advantage in BVR, it will use it's stealth, EW suite to it's advantage and fire off it's load usually in NEZ ranges which is deadly for any opponent. Not to mention pilots who fly always prefer it over the others, sheer ease of workload is a big aspect of it's advantage.

It all comes down to tactics and I think the F-35 will have far many more tactical advantages than other aircraft in the battlefield. Being Stealth, better cockpit, helmet, better radar, quite incredible IRST and wide set of weapons would make it quite formidable.
okay, good night.
 

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Usaf has more air-air kills than the rest of the countries combined since ww2.
I'm sure they know what they are doing.
I think the same has been said when they decided to remove the internal cannon.
 

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There's more politics to this issue than logic.
They want to capitalize on the integration costs that were paid by Saudi(SA model) and qatar (QA), especially now when the orders were about to dry up and the line repurposed.
LOL. Nothing to do with that.
 

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A mission that would've required
4x F18e for strike
2x F18e for range extension
2x EA18 for supp of enemy air defense
Requires only
4x F35
It's why USN never wants the F35 !
USN is very reluctant to the full stealth strategy.
 

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The F-35 is here to stay for a long time, people will keep crying about it for another 50 years, they have no other work.

The F-35 even in it's current Block-3F version is perfectly able to take on any fighter in the world confidently. Weapons already cleared on F-35 are Aim-9X Block 2 , Aim-120C7/D, ASRAAM, Spice, Small Diameter Bomb, Paveways, JDAMs, JSOWs. Israeli F-35s carry latest Derby-ER, Python-5, Spice munitions apart from a wide variety of PGMs.

Block-4 will have Meteor, NSM, SPEAR and other weapons

It's radar is operational and better than most operational radars out there, DAS even in current form has no parallel and it's EW capabilities are better than any operational fighter. So technically the F-35 will have a long range advantage in BVR, it will use it's stealth, EW suite to it's advantage and fire off it's load usually in NEZ ranges which is deadly for any opponent. Not to mention pilots who fly always prefer it over the others, sheer ease of workload is a big aspect of it's advantage.

It all comes down to tactics and I think the F-35 will have far many more tactical advantages than other aircraft in the battlefield. Being Stealth, better cockpit, helmet, better radar, quite incredible IRST and wide set of weapons would make it quite formidable.
rendez vous for the next war to verify that.
 

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