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Luig
Posted: May 29 2016, 09:08 AM
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On Track June 2016 Nigel Pittaway, AIR International

"Nigel Pittaway reports on the current status of the Australian F-35 programme...

...The Final Word
To conclude the briefing, Lt General Bogdan took some time to address what he called the misconceptions and inaccuracies regarding the F-35’s performance.

He said: “The critics of the programme and those who propose to do other things besides what we’re doing right now have no data to base their opinions on. I have the data; I have the pilots flying the airplane and you can go and ask them. Here’s what I will tell you: there is not an airplane in the world today – anywhere – that, if put up against an F-35 in an air-to-air environment, we would not see them first, shoot them first and kill them first. Period. Dot.”

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Posted: Nov 23 2016, 02:14 AM
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International Partnerships Flourish on America during DT-III JSF PR 21 Nov 2016

“...In addition to the U.K.'s team, Australian service members integrated with various departments from the America and F-35 team. "We were integrated into the test program to put these aircraft and all three variants through their paces," said Royal Australian air force Sgt. Justin Kelly. "It's not often that all the nations will get together and basically develop an aircraft or request an aircraft to meet certain specifications. There is now an opportunity to share a lot of things. It's very rewarding."...”

http://www.jsf.mil/news/docs/20161121_Inte...ps_Flourish.pdf (119Kb)

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Posted: Nov 23 2016, 03:17 PM
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One thing

Apparently LRIP 10 F-35 Production Prime Contract Number N00019-15-C-0003 is still not signed.

Good news is that as of 8th July 2016 , a $1.5 billion low rate initial production (LRIP) contract for the tenth lot of F135 propulsion systems to power all three variants of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, has.

Still tracking down FY17 Serials ....

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Posted: Jan 31 2017, 12:43 PM
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Centre fuselages for next RAAF F-35s in production 31 Jan 2017 Gerard Frawley

"No fewer than six centre fuselage sections for the RAAF’s next batch of F-35A Joint Strike Fighters are currently in production at Northrop Grumman’s F-35 Integrated Assembly Line (IAL) at Palmdale, California.

The fuselage sections are for six of the RAAF’s next eight F-35As, which are scheduled for delivery in 2018, after the first two Australian jets (AU-1 and AU-2) were handed over in 2014.

“We’ve currently delivered two aircraft to the Australian air force, we have six aircraft that are [currently] in our assembly process, [and] we’ll actually deliver seven this year,” Corey Carruth, the F-35 IAL’s director of manufacturing, told Australian media during a tour of the Palmdale facility earlier this month.

“One of the next units we’ll deliver off our assembly line is AU-3, the third Australian unit, we’ll deliver it to Lockheed Martin in March.” Following the delivery of the centre fuselage of AU-3 in late March, AU-4 and 5 will follow shortly after in April, Carruth said. The next eight Australian jets are being built as part of the F-35’s low rate initial production (LRIP) batch 10....

...Northrop Grumman delivered the first RAAF F-35 centre fuselage for AU-1 in October 2013. AU-1 and AU-2 have been based at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona since late 2014 as part of the International Pilot Training Center there. Of the next eight jets, two will ferry to Australia in 2018 for Australian operational test and evaluation, while the other six will be based at Luke for pilot training before being ferrying to Australia in 2020."

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Posted: Feb 4 2017, 09:33 AM
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Agreement Reached on Lowest Priced F-35s in Program History 03 Feb 2017 LM PR
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"The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement on the next lot of F-35 aircraft (LRIP 10). This lot includes 90 aircraft total - 55 jets for the U.S. services and 35 jets for international partners and foreign military sales customers. Lot 10 reflects a $728M reduction in the total price when compared to Lot 9 and marks the first time the price for an F-35A is below $100M. The bottom line is unit prices, including jet, engine and fee for all three variants. went down....

...In addition to procuring the air vehicles, this contract funds manufacturing support equipment and ancillary mission equipment. Deliveries of 90 aircraft begin in early 2018....

...8 F-35A for Australia

F-35 Costs:
The Lot 10 contract represents a $728 million reduction in total price when compared to Lot 9. The approximate per variant unit prices, including jet, engine and fee are as follows:

F-35A: $94.6 million (7.3% reduction from Lot 9)..."
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Posted: Nov 10 2017, 10:57 AM
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They've rolled out A35-003 in 3 Squadron colours -

http://forum.aussiemodeller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=13904

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