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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    AIM-9's use infrared tracking.

    That's why flares sometimes work.

    It's also why just about all military planes, including cargo planes, deploy flares.

    It's also why planes carry more than one type of missile.
    Apparently the Russians have perfected theirs to make our seekers respond to them.

    This gets us back to aircraft that carry a small amount of ordinance will not be in the fight long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Apparently the Russians have perfected theirs to make our seekers respond to them.

    This gets us back to aircraft that carry a small amount of ordinance will not be in the fight long.
    Maybe it won't be a long fight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THOR View Post
    Apparently the Russians have perfected theirs to make our seekers respond to them.

    This gets us back to aircraft that carry a small amount of ordinance will not be in the fight long.
    We should scrap them all and go to a complete drone air force.

    Throw up enough of them and they will overwhelm anyone.

    Would you rather fight 100 drones or one F-35?

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    Just read that the F-35 is now having some major corrosion problems.

    All deliveries have been halted.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...-month-442784/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Just read that the F-35 is now having some major corrosion problems.

    All deliveries have been halted.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...-month-442784/
    Sounds minor enough. Where else could this oversight show up?

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    The Unaffordable F-35 | Budget History & Alternatives | Taxpayers for Common Sense

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    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the...-russian-20833

    The Air Force is accelerating development of a special, high-tech, on-board threat library for the F-35 designed to precisely identify enemy aircraft operating in different high-risk areas around the globe - such as a Chinese J-20 stealth fighter or Russian T-50 PAK FA 5th Gen fighter.

    The Air Force is accelerating development of a special, high-tech, on-board threat library for the F-35 designed to precisely identify enemy aircraft operating in different high-risk areas around the globe - such as a Chinese J-20 stealth fighter or Russian T-50 PAK FA 5th Gen fighter, service leaders said.

    Described as the brains of the airplane, the "mission data files" are extensive on-board data systems compiling information on geography, air space and potential threats in areas where the F-35 might be expected to perform combat operations, Air Force officials explained.

    "Mission data files are the key that unlocks the F-35," Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, Director of the F-35 Integration Office said.

    Consisting of hardware and software, the mission data files are essentially a database of known threats and friendly aircraft in specific parts of the world. The files are being worked on at a reprogramming laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Air Force officials said. The mission data files are designed to work with the aircraft's Radar Warning Receiver engineered to find and identify approaching enemy threats and incoming hostile fire.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46uEYceNhPE John McCain with a scathing report on the F35.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GR3ac0lLzQ
    F-35 less capable than Russian fighters: Analyst

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDQ8X4MULxM Ayotte Questions Officials on the A-10 John McCain also joins in on F35 versus A10 for close air support.

    Not looking good for F35

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    If Turkey buys the Russian S-400 missile system, it can't be allowed to buy the F-35 fighter jet If Turkey buys the Russian S-400 missile system, it can't be allowed to buy the F-35 fighter jet

    Interesting situation. If Turkey has both , a lot can be learned on how to defeat the F35. Turkey & Russia.. not a good situation with our latest technology over there .

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