F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

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White one with yellow tip is AARGM-ER: range 300 km, top speed: Mach 4
The big blue-gray one is ARRW: range 925 km, top speed: Mach 10
If india gets the second missile,the ARRW then we can cover whole pakistani airspace which is barely 400 kms wide, heck we can cover afagnistan also .
So much for their strategic depth lol
 

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F-35 Not as Survivable as Previously Hoped, HASC Chair Says


In such highly contested threat environments, Smith said platforms such as the F-35 are simply too big to go completely undetected. Instead, he advocated for more investment in “smaller, more survivable platforms, in many cases unmanned platforms.”
 

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Just LM fastfacts :
I offer for your analysis a small calculation I made based on LM's monthly fastfacts regarding the f-35.

I start from the fastfacts of 02/11/2018 which gave 330 f-35 manufactured and 165000 flight hours achieved.

After 1 year there are 145 f-35 delivered in more and 83000 hours of activity in more, I count 70 f-35 full time in more (that is to say for 400 F-35 flying 83000 hours on 12 months)

That is 17.3 hours of flight per month per F-35

At the end of another year, there are 120 F-35s delivered and 105,000 hours more, I count 60 more full-time F-35s (i.e. for 535 F-35s flying 105,000 hours over 12 months)

That is 16.3 hours of flight per month per f-35 (COVID period)

At the end of 9 months there are 95 f-35 delivered in more and 85000 hours in more, I count 50 f-35 full time in more (that is to say for 645 f-35 flying 85000 hours on 9 months)

That is 14.6 flight hours per month per F-35

Is it just me or is the situation really getting out of hand?

With the arrival of the block3f we should have had more flight hours thanks to a better availability and we are witnessing exactly the opposite.

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