Mens mange andre er til Paris Airshow, hviler ud efter Folkemødet eller tæller dagene til sommerferien, så tager Folketingets forsvarsudvalg til Norge for at besøge flyvestationen Ørland nær Trondheim tirsdag den 20. juni. Det fremgår af programmet for turen, som ligger på Folketingets hjemmeside. Præcis hvad politikerne skal se og høre om er uklart, men det nævnes specifikt, at basen skal huse F-35. Intet andet står der om basen. Så mon ikke det bliver temaet.

Turen starter i Oslo mandag med et møde Stortingets Udvidede Utenriks- og Forsvarskomité samt et møde i Forsvarsdepartementet om Norges forsvarsplanlægning, materielanskaffelser m.v.

Dagen efter går turen så til Trondheim med morgenflyet fra Oslo og færge til Brekstad og Ørland. Herefter går turen tilbage til Danmark. Der er ikke andre besøg på programmet, så mon ikke det primære fokus er Norge og Danmarks indkøb af det samme kampfly.

De tilmeldte deltagere er da også kun MF’ere fra de partier, der deltager i det nuværende forsvarsforlig samt aftalen fra 9. juni sidste år om kampflyanskaffelsen og de partier, som forventes sammen at lave det næste forsvarsforlig senere i år.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • GD siger:

    Nu har Thomas Larsen allerede haft et indlæg om denne nyhed et andet kommentarspor.

    Pratt & Whitney Validates Growth Option for F135 Engine

    https://www.pw.utc.com/Press/Story/20170531-1200/30/All%20Categories

    Men jeg vil lige highlighte en detalje.

    “The engine testing, conducted at Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach, Florida, facility, verified this upgrade can provide a 5 to 6 percent fuel burn improvement and a 6 to 10 percent thrust increase *across the F-35 flight envelope.*”

    Især fordi det med ** markerede understøtter at

    “The performance benefits of increased thrust and reduced fuel burn will provide even greater capability with respect to combat mission radius, acceleration, and sustained turn rate, as well as enable improvements in powered lift thrust.”

    Det er ret lovende, også hvis resultatet skulle blive i den lave ende af det forventede interval, så jeg vil håbe det kommer med i block 4, gerne fra 4.2, som de siger kan lade sig gøre.

    Fra et dansk perspektiv bliver det interessant om en 5-6% forbedring på fuel burn er nok til at betale for en opgradering.

    De siger det er simpelt, meeen lad os nu lige se

    “The Growth Option 1.0 configuration is compatible with all three variants of the F-35 and limits hardware changes for the upgrade to just the F135 power module (compressor, combustor, turbine). Growth Option 1.0 hardware can also be seamlessly inserted into future production engines at a minimal increase in unit cost and no impact to delivery schedule. Should the customer desire, the redesigned internal components of the power module could bring the same benefits to fielded F135 engines by performing a power module change. Internal hardware upgrades for fielded engines would be accomplished during routine engine overhauls. The Growth Option 1.0 configuration is fully compatible with existing F135 global support sustainment infrastructure, mitigating significant investment in new facilities, processes, training or equipment.”

  • GD siger:

    Andet jeg lige har samlet op som er sket den seneste måned.

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    US Air Force removes weight restrictions on F-35A pilots

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has lifted flight restrictions on lightweight F-35A pilots and will not pursue qualifying United Technologies’ ACES 5 ejection seat — a major win for Martin-Baker and its US16E pilot escape system, which is used in all variants of the F-35, officials announced Monday.

    mere ved link
    http://www.defensenews.com/articles/air-force-removes-weight-restrictions-on-f-35a-pilots

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    “Final ASRAAM SDD Test Complete

    The Pax River team is also completing significant testing, including the final test for the AIM-132, Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile (ASRAAM), as part of flight science SDD testing. The U.K.’s Royal Air Force will primarily use this missile. It will provide the U.K. with enhanced aerial combat capabilities, engaging targets within visual range and under complex environmental conditions. The missile launch was the eighth required for the test team to clear the envelope.”

    https://a855196877272cb14560-2a4fa819a63ddcc0c289f9457bc3ebab.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/17655/f35_weekly_update_6_1_17.pdf

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    New Caliber Gun Provides Close Air Support Capability for U.S. Marines.

    The U.S. Marine Corps Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has completed the test firing of its externally mounted General Dynamics GAU-22 25mm gun pod.

    https://theaviationist.com/2017/05/18/watch-this-f-35b-fires-gau-22-external-gun-pod-in-flight-for-first-time/

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    Hill Airmen generate 3,000th F-35A sortie, adopt upgraded ALIS

    Operationally implementing the upgraded version of ALIS—ALIS 2.0.2.4—is another milestone for the Airmen working in the F-35 program at Hill.

    “The biggest improvement is the incorporation of the propulsion system within ALIS,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jory Cyr, 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit lead production superintendent. “This alleviates the need to have multiple products to manually track time change items and inspection times. This ALIS update combines Air Vehicle and propulsion system times in one location.”

    http://www.acc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1197687/hill-airmen-generate-3000th-f-35a-sortie-adopt-upgraded-alis/

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    Så fremgang, men der er også denne:

    F-35s at Luke Air Force Base grounded after pilots suffered oxygen deprivation

    Læs mere
    https://www.airforcetimes.com/articles/f-35s-at-luke-air-force-base-grounded-after-pilots-suffered-oxygen-deprivation

  • Svend-Erik Hansen siger:

    De bliver kun dyrere (men bedre) at købe :)

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