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July 24, 2018

F-35 to Turkey on hold

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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Looks like the US is going to put a temporary hold on F-35 sales to Turkey, due to Turkey’s potential purchase of S-400s from Russia.

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June 6, 2018

Japanese Carriers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:03 am
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Not the WWII kind.  Looks like the Japanese are ready to admit what everyone knew.  Their new Helicopter carriers are going to become full-fledged STOVL carriers. I see some F-35B sales in Japan’s future.

May 25, 2018

More F-35 analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:57 am
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I recently wrote about the F-35 in Israeli service here.  Now here is another article on the same subject.

March 30, 2018

Israeli F-35s in action

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:22 am
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I have my doubts about this story.  I can’t imagine it would be worth it to give away that the F-35 had this level of capability.

February 7, 2018

U.S. Navy upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:36 pm
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Looks like the amphib carriers are getting upgrades to handle the F-35B.  That will be a significant increase in the power of these ships.

January 17, 2018

Hasegawa F-35B

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:54 pm
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Apparently Hasegawa is releasing one in March of 2018

February 8, 2017

F-35 good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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Here is some good news on the F-35.

December 18, 2016

Hasegawa F-35A

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:05 am
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in Japanese markings due next year.

September 30, 2015

F-35

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:58 am
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Not often you see good stories on the F-35.

January 13, 2015

F-35 news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:00 am
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Story here.  How do you have an aircraft flying, but don’t have the software ready for it to use its gun by the time you go into production?  Isn’t that the definition of ready for production?

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