Mostrando postagens com marcador F-35A Lightning II. Mostrar todas as postagens
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quinta-feira, 18 de julho de 2019

Governo dos USA remove oficialmente a Turquia do programa F-35

Por: Redação OD Europa.

O governo dos USA está oficialmente removendo a Turquia do programa do caça stealth (
Joint Strike Fighter) Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightining II. A retirada da Turquia do programa F-35 ocorre logo após a confirmação do recebimento da primeira parte do sistema anti-aéreo de fabricação russa S-400, que aconteceu essa semana.

sábado, 13 de maio de 2017

First USAF F-35A Deployment to Europe

By: Scott Lee

RAF Lakenheath in the United Kingdom got an early look at the future in April, as it hosted the first transatlantic deployment of the USAF F-35A Lightning II. Eight of the 5th generation jets from the 34th FS ‘Rude Rams’ from Hill AFB in Utah, made the trip east accompanied by over 200 maintainers and staff from the 388th and 419th fighter wings.

What followed was an intensive two weeks of flight operations for the F-35’s, including two jets being forward deployed for short periods to Amari Airfield, Estonia, and Graf Ignatievo Air Base, Bulgaria. Speculation in some quarters that the F-35A’s presence in Europe was a ‘show of force’, especially so close to Putin’s Russia, was firmly denied. The deployment was said to be a long-standing plan as part of America’s ERI (European Reassurance Initiative) Operation Atlantic Resolve, which has seen USAF F-22 Raptors and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft appear at RAF Lakenheath in recent years.

domingo, 25 de setembro de 2016

Japão oficializa aquisição de 42 unidades do caça F-35A Lightning II

Por: Redação OD
O objetivo principal do Japão é fortalecer o poderio de aeronaves furtivas e ampliar a segurança na região. Autoridades do governo japonês e dos Estados Unidos se ajuntaram no dia de ontem (24) em uma cerimônia realizada nas instalações da Lockheed Martin (empresa fabricante norte-americana de produtos aeroespaciais), localizada no Texas, para celebrar o recebimento do primeiro lote de caças F-35A Lightning II da Força Aérea de Autodefesa do Japão (JASDF), marcando um passo importante no reforço da defesa nacional do Japão e no fortalecimento da aliança de segurança EUA-Japão na região asiática.

quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2016

Australia seeks to expand F-35 support engagement

Australia is looking to increase its work on F-35 MRO. Source: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics/Alexander H Groves
By: Wording OD.

The Australian government is to seek an expanded role in supporting Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne confirmed on 6 September.
Pyne said in comments published by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) that he plans to visit the United States in October when he will approach the F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) to discuss extending the F-35 maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) responsibilities of Australian industry.

quarta-feira, 3 de agosto de 2016

Continuing a Legacy: The Road to USAF F-35A Initial Operational Capability

By: Wording OD.
On Aug. 2, 2016, less than seven years since the first F-35 A variant’s first flight, the U.S. Air Force declared F-35A Initial Operational Capability (IOC), marking a major milestone for the Air Force and the entire industry team. The IOC declaration continues the Air Force’s proud legacy of excellence, and ensures global air superiority for the top-notch Airmen who will operate, sustain and fly the advanced stealth fighter.

sexta-feira, 13 de maio de 2016

First of Japan’s F-35s will be airborne by year’s end

By: Wording OD
Japanese pilots will fly the F-35A Lightning II fighter jet for the first time by year’s end, according to a Lockheed Martin spokesman who was in Tokyo this week to meet with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. The first four stealth planes earmarked for Japan will roll off a production line in Fort Worth, Texas, in November, said Eric W. Schnaible, the company’s F-35 international communications manager. Schnaible will also visit Nagoya and Misawa facilities associated with the aircraft later this month. Japanese pilots are slated to take off in the jets for the first time at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where Australian, Norwegian and Italian personnel are already learning to pilot the F-35, he said.