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F-35 Program Is "F***ed Up", Puts American Pilots In Severe Dogfight Disadvantage

Two of the three versions of Lockheed's beleaguered F-35 fighter jet suffer from previously unreported problems that could put the Joint Strike Fighter at a serious disadvantage in a dogfight with an adversary, according to documents obtained by Defense News.

If left unresolved, the following 'category 1' glitches will be icing on the cake of Lockheed's $400 billion quagmire (partial list via Defense News);

When the F-35B vertically lands on very hot days, older engines may be unable to produce the required thrust to keep the jet airborne, resulting in a hard landing.
After doing certain maneuvers, F-35B and F-35C pilots are not always able to completely control the aircraft’s pitch, roll and yaw.
Supersonic flight in excess of Mach 1.2 can cause structural damage and blistering to the stealth coating of the F-35B and F-35C.
Cabin pressure spikes in the cockpit of the F-35 have been known to cause barotrauma, the word given to extreme ear and sinus pain.
The spare parts inventory shown by the F-35’s logistics system does not always reflect reality, causing occasional mission cancellations.
If the F-35A and F-35B blows a tire upon landing, the impact could also take out both hydraulic lines and pose a loss-of-aircraft risk.
Possible maneuvering issues when the aircraft is operating above a 20-degree angle of attack.

The F-35’s logistics system currently has no way for foreign F-35 operators to keep their secret data from being sent to the United States.
On that last one - this means that there's no way that the eleven countries which have committed to buying F-35s will be able to prevent the Untied States from spying on their maneuvers (Sorry Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, South Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom).

Of note, the F-35 program had 111 "category 1" deficiencies as of January 2018, defined as major flaws that impact safety or mission effectiveness. By May 24 2018, that had decreased to 64 open category 1 issues out of a total 913 deficiencies according to the documents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes absolutely zero sense, and why the Pentagon is putting up with these failures... is beyond me, completely.

The only explanation I can find, is that of the fact that Lockheed-Martin is a huge campaign contributor to both sides of the aisle, so its executive board believes that it can create fighter jets with multiple strings of interlocking problems, and it doesn't have to raise a finger to fix these issues.

As most of you know who frequent this blog, I absolutely abhor war, as the only way for the US government to resolve its geopolitical differences with other countries; but that being said, when war happens, I believe that all who wear an American uniform, should be given the best this country has to create in terms of weaponry.

And right now, that just isn't happening. Russia and China are far beyond what the US can produce, in terms of weaponry capability and reach.

So please, engineers at Lockheed Martin; fix this; your country needs you to be making the best in terms of our weaponry you can create.

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