Change of priorities: for the first time, the US Air Force did not purchase any additional F-35


The U.S. Air Force has submitted to Congress a list of combat equipment, the purchase of which is not provided for by the adopted defense budget for the 2022 financial year. The total amount of requested additional funding was $ 4,2 billion, $ 1,4 billion of which should be directed to the purchase of 12 units of the latest modification of the F-15EX fighter.


Various services of the US military department annually submit a document to Congress that describes the options for the development of funds from the defense budget in the event of its increase. Defense News draws attention to the fact that for the first time in many years the Air Force command decided not to buy additional F-35 fighters in excess of the volumes provided for by the already concluded contracts.

The Pentagon's budget for fiscal 2022 has already provided funds for the purchase of 12 F-15EX fighters and 48 F-35 units. The Air Force command plans to find additional funds by selling more than 200 existing combat and military transport aircraft on the secondary market, including 42 A-10 attack aircraft, 47 F-16C / D fighters and 48 F-15C / D aircraft.

Obviously, the change in priorities of the US military department is due to the desire to get into service the time-tested F-15 fighters in a new modification, while protecting themselves from the insoluble problems associated with the F-35.
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  1. Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 5 June 2021 12: 45
    -5
    How from this:

    In the Pentagon's budget for fiscal 2022 funds are already provided for the purchase of 12 F-15EX fighters and 48 units of the F-35.

    follows this:

    Obviously, the change in priorities of the US military department is due to the desire to get into service the time-tested F-15 fighters in a new modification, while protecting themselves from the insoluble problems associated with the F-35.

    - history is silent.

    Obviously, the author of the news wanted so much to pull the owl onto the globe that the owl eventually burst.

    The new F-15 is being purchased to replace the old F-15, the F-35 are being purchased according to a previously adopted plan. The unsolvable problems are not associated with the F-35, but with the fantasies of the author.
    1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 5 June 2021 15: 23
      +5
      It:

      Obviously, the change in priorities of the US military department is due to the desire to get into service the time-tested F-15 fighters in a new modification, while protecting themselves from the insoluble problems associated with the F-35.

      rather follows from this:

      Defense News draws attention to the fact that for the first time in many years, the Air Force command decided not to buy additional F-35 fighters in excess of the volumes provided for by the already concluded contracts.

      The unsolvable problems are not associated with the F-35, but with the fantasies of the author.

      These are not the author's fantasies, but the official reports of the Pentagon. Problems with the F-35 have been going on for 7-8 years.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 5 June 2021 16: 07
        -10%
        Quote: Kristallovich
        Problems with the F-35 have been going on for 7-8 years.

        Let me remind you. Gentlemen that the F-35, despite the long list of problems that the Russian media are so fond of remembering, is successfully operated in many countries, the Israelis also use it to carry out combat missions against the Iranians. But the "unparalleled Su-57" exists in a single serial copy, and before its combat use, it crouches down to the moon. lol It should also be borne in mind that the F-35 and F-15 are originally vehicles for various purposes and the purchase of new F-15s is not at the expense of the F-35.
        1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
          Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 5 June 2021 16: 52
          +4
          We are not forcing with the Su-57, why hurry? We will bring to mind and there will be a decent series, but for now there is Avangard with Zircon, to which the United States and Israel are like cancer before China, no domes with Ф35 will save, not even you will understand where it came from wink
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 5 June 2021 17: 02
            -8
            Quote: Stanislav Bykov
            We are not forcing with the su-57, why hurry? We will bring it to mind and there will be a decent series

            Yeah, by that time, sixth generation fighters will already be in operation in the United States. yes

            Quote: Stanislav Bykov
            while there is "Vanguard" with "Zircon", to which the United States and Israel are like cancer before China

            You love cartoons so much that you have lost touch with reality. lol
            1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
              Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 5 June 2021 17: 21
              +5
              Yeah, by that time, sixth generation fighters will already be in operation in the United States.

              By this time, we will already have the next generation air defense systems, in which the United States has lagged behind hopelessly

              You love cartoons so much that you have lost touch with reality. lol

              Sounds like complacency, but oh well if it's easier for you laughing
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 5 June 2021 17: 26
                -8
                Quote: Stanislav Bykov
                By this time, we will already have the next generation air defense systems, in which the United States has lagged behind hopelessly

                What are you talking about! And even the curvature of the earth's surface will not interfere with them? laughing
                1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
                  Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 5 June 2021 17: 31
                  +4
                  Do not doubt!
                2. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 5 June 2021 21: 10
                  +4
                  What are you talking about! And even the curvature of the earth's surface will not interfere with them?

                  Are you amused by the terms from the radar textbooks? Is arithmetic a racist science too?
                  1. Binder Offline Binder
                    Binder (Miron) 5 June 2021 21: 34
                    -5
                    I am amused by the naivety of some Russian jingoistic patriots.
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 5 June 2021 22: 05
                      +5
                      I am amused by the naivety of some Russian jingoistic patriots.

                      What to do from the outside probably everything looks different. Israeli jingoistic patriots amuse me. So what about arithmetic?
                      1. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 6 June 2021 16: 56
                        -4
                        Quote: 123
                        So what about arithmetic?

                        This is not for me, contact your nearest elementary school.
                      2. 123 Offline 123
                        123 (123) 6 June 2021 18: 04
                        +5
                        This is not for me, contact your nearest elementary school.

                        Thanks for the advice good As a return courtesy, I recommend reading a funny book

                        FOUNDATIONS OF THE THEORY OF RADAR SYSTEMS AND COMPLEXES

                        They write about the curvature of the earth. At least you will laugh to your heart's content. hi
                        http://vii.sfu-kras.ru/images/libs/Osnovi_teorii.pdf
                      3. Binder Offline Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 6 June 2021 19: 51
                        -5
                        But where can I read such clever things! I’m an athlete in the past, but athletes, as you know, have strained their brains ...
                  2. isofat Offline isofat
                    isofat (isofat) 6 June 2021 17: 32
                    +4
                    123, don't try Bindyuzhnik, arithmetic is not available to him. yes
                  3. Artyom76 Offline Artyom76
                    Artyom76 (Artyom Volkov) 11 June 2021 13: 48
                    +1
                    They took it off straight from the tongue, this "comrade" textbook on arithmetic began to smoke from the cover, so I don't know what kind of word this is ...

                    And in general, he is here in order, I see, everyone is "tired already"
  2. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
    Rum rum (Rum rum) 5 June 2021 19: 40
    +2
    Shaw !? Again!?
    We have already discussed this.
  3. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
    Kristallovich (Ruslan) 6 June 2021 08: 08
    +4
    The F-35, despite a long list of problems, which is so fond of remembering in the Russian media, is successfully operated in many countries.

    According to American media, only 30% of the F-35s in the US Air Force are in combat readiness. Most of them, for one reason or another, cannot go up into the sky.

    the Israelis also use it to carry out combat missions against the Iranians

    There is not a single fact to prove this claim.
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 6 June 2021 16: 54
      -5
      Quote: Kristallovich
      There is not a single fact to prove this claim.

      There are enough facts on the Web, including photos of Israeli F-35 Adir in the airspace of neighboring states. Google to help.
      1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
        Kristallovich (Ruslan) 6 June 2021 22: 25
        +6
        There are enough facts on the web.

        I, in my opinion, do not communicate with the Network, but with you ...

        including photos of Israeli F-35 Adir in the airspace of neighboring states

        Is this a pathetic attempt to wriggle out of a failed situation? The "neighboring state" that you did not want to name is called Lebanon, and has nothing to do with Syria (all of a sudden).

        Google to help.

        Favorite "argument" of those who are unable to answer for their words.
        1. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 6 June 2021 22: 36
          -7
          Quote: Kristallovich
          Favorite "argument" of those who are unable to answer for their words.

          Do you really think that I will look for you? lol
          1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
            Kristallovich (Ruslan) 7 June 2021 09: 08
            +5
            These were your words. You have to back them up with facts. Otherwise, you are a regular chatterbox.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 8 June 2021 17: 30
              -4
              I will back it up with facts for him:

              https://vakhnenko.livejournal.com/335031.html

              Here you can read, for example.
              1. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                Kristallovich (Ruslan) 8 June 2021 17: 35
                +4
                Where are the facts, can you tell me? GBU-39 can also use F-15.
                1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 8 June 2021 18: 28
                  -3
                  The facts of the combat use of the F-35 are confirmed official statements Defense Ministries of both the United States and Israel.
                2. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 8 June 2021 18: 50
                  +3
                  Where are these confirmations?
                3. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 8 June 2021 19: 23
                  -3
                  https://ria.ru/20190501/1553217728.html

                  MOSCOW, May 1 - RIA Novosti. The US Air Force was the first to use F-35A fighters in combat. This was reported on the website of the Air Force.

                  https://www.rbc.ru/politics/22/05/2018/5b03c7469a7947523cbee248

                  According to Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin, reported on Twitter by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), fifth-generation fighters are already flying and participating in combat missions. “We were the first in the world to use the F-35 in combat,” Norkin said.

                  He added that the F-35s were used twice on different fronts.
                4. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 8 June 2021 21: 41
                  +2
                  The US Air Force was the first to use F-35A fighters in combat. This was reported on the website of the Air Force.

                  US Air Force? Why not Japan? Or Brazil? Let's name all the countries in a row. Let me remind you that we talked about Israel.

                  “We were the first in the world to use the F-35 in combat,” Norkin said.

                  Excellent. Where is it said about Syria, will you show me? F-35s are used in the Gaza Strip, there is no news in this.

                  I recommend that you brush up on the concept of "fact". So far, you are operating only on your own guesses.
                5. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 9 June 2021 14: 41
                  -6
                  US Air Force? Why not Japan? Or Brazil? Let's name all the countries in a row. Let me remind you that we talked about Israel.

                  I don't know about you, but your opponent initially said about the successful combat operation of the F-35 in many countries. Including Israel.

                  Excellent. Where is it said about Syria, will you show me? F-35s are used in the Gaza Strip, there is no news in this.

                  First, in one of the links I cited, there is a tweet from Norkin that Adir was used twice on different fronts. For Israel, besides the Gaza Strip, Syria is another front at the moment.

                  Second, another Israeli military official confirms Norkin's words:

                  https://ria.ru/20180523/1521122940.html
                6. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 9 June 2021 14: 48
                  +4
                  First, in one of the links I cited, there is a tweet from Norkin that Adir was used twice on different fronts.

                  F-35s carried out reconnaissance flights over Lebanon. This is considered a combat operation.

                  Second, another Israeli military official confirms Norkin's words.

                  This is a former official, which you prudently kept silent about.
                7. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 9 June 2021 16: 28
                  -5
                  Israel was the first in the world to use a fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter in battle, according to the Jewish State Defense Army's Twitter.

                  "We were the first in the world to use the F-35 in a combat situation to attack targets", - said the commander-in-chief of the Israeli Air Force Amikam Norkin.

                  According to him, there were two such cases "on two different fronts." Norkin added that F-35 Lightning IIs regularly take part in missions throughout the Middle East.

                  Attacking targets is not a reconnaissance flight.
                8. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 9 June 2021 17: 20
                  +3
                  https://twitter.com/IDF/status/998816986917408768

                  Here's the original of this Twitter post.

                  Once again, for those who do not understand especially, I recommend that you familiarize yourself with the concept of "fact". You don't have them.

                  And here is the interpretation of the same news from TASS:

                  https://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/5221698

                  Here we are not talking about any "two fronts", but about "two goals".

                  At the same time, according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the head of the Air Force said on Tuesday at a conference in Tel Aviv that Israel "twice attacked targets in the Middle East using F-35s."
                9. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 9 June 2021 19: 04
                  -6
                  So let's start over.

                  Bindyuzhnik writes:

                  the Israelis also use it to carry out combat missions against the Iranians.

                  To which you answer him that there are no facts proving this.

                  He answered:

                  There are enough facts on the web, including photos of Israeli F-35 Adir in the air. neighboring states.

                  To which you answer:

                  The "neighboring state" that you did not want to name is called Lebanon, and has nothing to do with Syria (suddenly).

                  First, Bindyuzhnik did not write about Syria - he wrote about "neighboring states."

                  Secondly, Lebanon is directly related to Syria, because it is from Lebanese airspace that Israeli aviation often strikes the SAR.

                  You yourself attributed to a person what he did not say, and then you "expose" it.

                  Further. I said that there is official confirmation from the United States and Israel of the participation of the F-35 in airstrikes.

                  I also did not write anything specifically about Syria.

                  But you clung to it. Okay, since we clung to it, let's try to figure it out.

                  IDF made 2 tweets on May 22, 2018. First:

                  Commander of the IAF, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, commented on the events in Syria: “The Iranians fired 32 rockets, we intercepted 4 of them & the rest fell outside Israeli territory. In our response attack, more than 100 ground to air missiles were fired at our planes. ”

                  And right there, literally underneath:

                  “The Adir planes are already operational and flying in operational missions. We are the first in the world to use the F-35 in operational activity ”

                  Next, about "goals" and "fronts". This was said by Norkin not on Twitter itself, but at a conference of the heads of the Air Force of several countries, which took place in Israel - https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-the-first-in-the-world-to-conduct-strikes- with-f-35-jet-army-says /

                  https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IAF-commander-Israel-first-to-use-F-35-jet-in-combat-558030

                  Quote:

                  The Israeli Air Force has twice struck with F- fighters35 on two different fronts", - said Norkin.

                  Next, Norkin posted a photo of the F-35 in the sky over Beirut.

                  Let me remind you once again - it is from Lebanese airspace that the IDF often strikes Syria. thrive.
                10. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 10 June 2021 09: 28
                  +3
                  If I understand correctly, you mean that F-35s are working on Iranians in Syria from Lebanese airspace? But what about the GBU-39 bombs you wrote about the impacts above? This, I recall, is the Aleppo region, to which Lebanon is 200 km away, which significantly exceeds the flight range of this munition. So what does the F-35 do for the Iranians?
                11. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 10 June 2021 16: 06
                  -5
                  If I understand correctly, you mean that F-35s are working on Iranians in Syria from Lebanese airspace?

                  First, the photo of the F-35 over Beirut and the photo of the GBU-35 debris may refer to different operations.

                  Second, the F-35 could have been photographed in the skies in Lebanon before flying from its air force to the air force in Syria to strike. The Israelis did the same with other planes.

                  Thirdly, F-35s can work on Iranians at such distances, for example, with AGM-154 bombs. Some of its modifications are equipped with a turbojet engine, which increases the range from 130 to 500 km.
                12. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
                  Kristallovich (Ruslan) 10 June 2021 18: 27
                  +4
                  The F-35 could have been photographed in the skies in Lebanon before flying from its air force to the air force in Syria for strikes.

                  Israelis hit only at night. And the photos over Lebanon, as you know, are daytime ...

                  Thirdly, F-35s can work on Iranians at such distances, for example, with AGM-154 bombs.

                  AGM-154 has never been and is not in service with the IDF.
                13. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 13: 08
                  -4
                  Israelis hit only at night.

                  Really? Proof of? But what about this:

                  On January 20-21, 2019, Israel inflicted two strikes on the Damascus airport area (Syria) within XNUMX hours. The first attack in the afternoon on January 20th, according to the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation, there were no casualties and destruction. The Pantsir-S1 and Buk anti-aircraft systems destroyed seven Israeli missiles. The second blow - on the night of January 21 - became the most powerful since May 2018.

                  AGM-154 has never been and is not in service with the IDF.

                  I gave this bomb as an example, one of the explanations.
                14. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 11 June 2021 14: 43
                  0
                  Quote: Cyril
                  I gave this bomb as an example, one of the explanations.

                  Hello storyteller! Did you use the options for explanations? laughing
                15. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 14: 52
                  -3
                  He gave as an example a high-precision weapon of a similar design and with a sufficient range. Are you having trouble with this?
                16. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 11 June 2021 15: 29
                  +1
                  Quote: Cyril
                  Are you having trouble with this?

                  Cyril, but isn't this your next constipation with evidence? You! So start again all over again! Push buddy, push. Will not interfere. hi
                17. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 15: 33
                  -4
                  What is my "constipation with evidence"? I brought fact Norkin's statements about the use of the F-35 on 2 different fronts in 2018.

                  Photos of the remains of the bomb, which is integrated into the F-35's weapons system, is indirect evidence of the use of this aircraft in strikes against Syria.

                  For now, only you are pushing, trying to pin me up.
          2. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
            Kristallovich (Ruslan) 11 June 2021 14: 44
            +2
            I gave this bomb as an example, one of the explanations.

            You don’t have any explanation. As, however, and facts. The Israelis do not disclose this information, which makes your statements only speculations. Deal with it. This will become a fact when the IDF issues a press release: "F-35 are involved in strikes on the territory of Syria."
          3. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 14: 47
            -3
            You don’t have any explanation. As, however, and facts.

            The head of the Israeli Air Force officially said that the F-35 was used for strikes at least 2 times on 2 different fronts - this is a fact. And this is back in 2018. 3 years have passed since then.

            You can stubbornly close your eyes to this fact, your right.
          4. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 15: 35
            -3
            You don’t have any explanation. As, however, and facts.

            Your ability to operate with facts can be judged by your own statement about exclusively night IDF strikes against Syria.
          5. Kristallovich Online Kristallovich
            Kristallovich (Ruslan) 11 June 2021 15: 39
            +1
            So, will there be facts or are we completing this dispute, which has already become meaningless?
          6. Cyril Offline Cyril
            Cyril (Kirill) 11 June 2021 15: 40
            -4
            So I gave the facts. You make this argument meaningless.
          7. Fourth Offline Fourth
            Fourth (Fourth) 11 June 2021 15: 51
            0
            Have pity on the wrapper, that's enough for him.
  • Cyril Offline Cyril
    Cyril (Kirill) 6 June 2021 02: 13
    -3
    This:

    Obviously, the change of priorities the US military is due to the desire to get into service with the time-tested F-15 fighters in a new modification, while protecting themselves from the unsolvable problems associated with the F-35.

    From this:

    that for the first time in many years the Air Force command decided not to buy additional F-35 fighters over volumes, provided by already concluded contracts.

    well, it shouldn't. The F-35 fleet is already hundreds of vehicles, it makes no sense to increase it at an accelerated pace ahead of time
  • Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 5 June 2021 18: 33
    -11%
    As always, they kept silent politely. that the United States has almost two thousand. (1783)
    When the army receives the planned number of equipment. Or just for fun, how many new B52s have the US Air Force received lately?
    These F35s are riveted more than a hundred pieces a year and there is a queue for them for years.
    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-35
    1. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
      Rum rum (Rum rum) 5 June 2021 19: 44
      +6
      Again, you're lying.
      This is the amount that was planned for the purchase (read carefully the material that you give). F-22 also planned more than four hundred, so what?
      1. Vladest Offline Vladest
        Vladest (Vladimir) 7 June 2021 08: 14
        -4
        Quote: Rum Rum
        Again, you're lying.

        Again! you are not understood! What did I lie then? When will there be anything specific from you?
        Have you ever thought that plans can change? That no one knows the future? That the future is making its own adjustments?
        There is SU57 in Russia. Is everything going according to plan with him? One disaster of the first serial in 2019 threw the "Plans" away for a year.
        And the F22, started operation, shed tears. 60 per flight hour. Before you write something, you need to know more.
        1. shadow Offline shadow
          shadow 7 June 2021 13: 02
          +2
          The pilots' patience ran out after another Raptor (already the fourth in a series) crashed after taking off from Elmendorf airbase, Alaska. Air Force Captain Jeff Haney, an experienced pilot, died in the crash. On November 16, 2010, during scheduled flights over Alaska, a sudden malfunction cut off his oxygen completely.

          The pilot gave a distress signal and put the plane into a dive in order to have time to reach the dense layers of the atmosphere before losing consciousness, but a minute later fell in the snow-covered desert, colliding with the ground at supersonic speed.

          It is unknown if the pilot was conscious at the time of the collision. Little was left of the plane, but this did not prevent the created commission from announcing that the plane was in perfect working order, and the pilot simply "panicked."

          "Haney himself was to blame for the accident, because he was too distracted by his inability to breathe (!) Instead of flying the plane correctly," - literally said the representative of the commission. You shouldn't be surprised: besides the manufacturer, few people understand the design of the aircraft (since it is still super-secret), experts of the same Lockheed-Martin (there is no one else) carry out examinations, and the corporation itself stubbornly denies all the problems. However, having received from the state a total of almost 80 billion dollars, its representatives can now make a smart face and blame for all accidents stupid and inept pilots who are "too distracted to breathe."

          Jennifer Haney, sister of the late Captain Jeff Haney, responded to the allegations on ABC News: “The easiest thing to do right now is to blame Jeff. He's not with us to protect himself, and there's too much money at stake. There, in the cockpit, something else was happening that they (the Air Force) are now hiding. "

          The last flight of the Raptor

          Fighter pilot Steve Ganard, who had access to the results of computer simulations of the Raptor's last flight, soon told the audience about what was happening in the cockpit at the time of the crash. He is sure that Haney, after he sent the plane to the ground, simply passed out from suffocation.

          “Flight data, which is reflected in the video model of the plane crash, shows that approximately 15 seconds before the accident, the pilot no longer makes any movements, and all this time the plane moves almost vertically down to the ground.

          It fell without touching any of the controls and just kept going straight into the ground at 800mph, ”Gunard said. "I just can't believe that such an experienced pilot, knowing that the plane was in a critical situation, could do nothing while awake."

          In a similar spirit, one of the fighter designers, Pierre Spray, who was at the origins of the project and is now a critic of the F-22, spoke out. "From start to finish, they twisted every fact to prove that there was a pilot error, and that Lockheed Martin and the Air Force had nothing to do with it," Spray told ABC News, commenting on the Air Force's investigation into the crash.
        2. Rum rum Offline Rum rum
          Rum rum (Rum rum) 8 June 2021 17: 10
          +1
          You wishful thinking.
          1783 pieces, it was planned for purchases, and you claim that you have already bought (this is clearly seen from the table in the article you gave). In addition, as far as I know, the F-35 has not yet been adopted in the states for service.
          Regarding plans, this is a wonderful libraistic trick, "this is different."
    2. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 5 June 2021 21: 14
      +6
      Or just for fun, how many new B52s have the US Air Force received lately?

      For how long * Over the past 50 years?

      These F35s are riveted more than a hundred pieces a year and there is a queue for them for years.

      Reread the article again. No more than a hundred pieces a year fellow They took a break ...
      If I'm not mistaken in my plans to get a new modification by about 2025, eliminate the shortcomings, but this is a pitchfork on the water ..
  • F-35s are going to be greatly reduced in price. Apparently this is the reason for the temporary lack of purchases.
    In general, the theme of the "bad American plane" mirrors the theme of "the best vaccine in the world" (which WHO has not yet approved, by the way)
    Potemkin villages are a purely Russian invention. Information Through the Looking Glass ... drinks
    The Israelis on the F-35 are pretty much allies of the Russians, the Syrians and Hamas, equal to the ground. Moreover, a few kilometers from the vaunted S-400 wassat
    1. Stanislav Bykov Offline Stanislav Bykov
      Stanislav Bykov (Stanislav) 6 June 2021 12: 04
      +5
      Whether it's the Ukrainian f35, s-400 and the Ukrainian vaccine lol , except for combat hopak and mortar "Hammer" have something to brag about? laughing
  • Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 6 June 2021 11: 27
    -3
    Fox and grapes, owl and globe.

    the Air Force command decided not to buy additional F-35 fighters in excess of the volumes provided for by the already concluded contracts.

    Those. old contracts are in force ... the rest is all fantasy ...