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F-35 training mission
« on: August 11, 2006, 08:57:07 AM »
PRESS RELEASE -- Secretary of the Air Force, Office of Public Affairs

Release No. 030806
August 10,2006

33rd Fighter Wing slated for F-35 training mission

EGLIN AFB, Fla. - Air Force officials announced plans to assign the mission of training new Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and allied F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilots and maintainers to the 33rd Fighter Wing here. Final planning for the move is dependent on the results of the ongoing environmental impact analysis process that is required by the National Environmental Policy Act and designed to identify and assess potential environmental impacts of the proposed action.

The first of the F-35s, a family of next generation, stealthy, multi-role fighter aircraft, should begin arriving by 2010. The wing will include Sailors, Marines, Airmen and allied military personnel and all three versions of the new fighter - conventional take off and landing, short take off and vertical landing, and carrier variants. The Lightning II's advanced airframe, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth and firepower will make it an affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft for warfighters around the globe.

The 33rd Fighter Wing's F-15 Eagles will be redistributed throughout the Air Force to active duty and Air National Guard units, replacing older F-15s in the inventory. The final F-15 is slated for reassignment in the summer of FY10. The wing also will transfer from Air Combat Command to Air Education and Training Command when it assumes the F-35 training mission.

In the next few years, AETC will stand up a new wing structure for the F-35 training mission with approximately 2,200 people. It is unknown at this time how many people will transfer from one mission to another.

The 33rd Fighter Wing, whose mission is to "maintain the world's best rapidly deployable air control and air superiority forces for theater combatant commanders," is a combat-flying unit assigned under ACC's 9th Air Force and is a major tenant unit here. The wing operates two flying squadrons, the 58th and 60th, along with the 33rd Operations Support Squadron, the 33rd Maintenance Operations Squadron, the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 33rd Maintenance Squadron, and the 728th Air Control Squadron.

For additional information on the new training mission, contact AETC Public Affairs at (210) 652-4400. For other questions regarding ACC or the 33rd Fighter Wing contact ACC Public Affairs at (757) 764-5007.

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2006, 12:13:14 PM »
Interesting news! Since the Netherlands are also participating in the JSF project I assume Dutch fighter pilots will also fly it!
Revell has already anticipated on the Dutch F-35 with the release of their 1/48 scale kit of the F-35! Decals included are also for 322 Squadron - Leeuwarden 2010(!). During the Dutch AF Open Days at Leeuwarden some weeks ago, a full-size mock-up from Lockheed-Martin was shown of the JSF sprayed in........yes, 322 Sqn colours! This picture is in the Leeuwarden Open Day file on this site!

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2006, 12:56:36 PM »
I will make Dutch version for sure :) :)

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2006, 01:29:44 AM »
Ok the RAF version of the JSF


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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2006, 08:41:10 AM »
Never seen RAF version from this view- thank you for sharing :))

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 06:34:45 PM »
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 1155-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2006
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Department of Defense and Netherlands Sign Next Stage Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

 Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and the Netherlands Deputy Secretary for Defence Cees van der Knaap signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

 "This is a major milestone in the long-standing friendship and partnership between the Netherlands and the United States, and I thank the Dutch military and government for the strong leadership and close friendship," said Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England. "Our shared investment in the Joint Strike Fighter is will pay important dividends for the security and freedom of both our Nations for many years in the future."

 The PSFD MOU provides a framework for future JSF Program efforts in production and beyond, and will extend cooperation beyond the current JSF System Development and Demonstration MOU among the United States and the other eight JSF partner nations, the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada, Denmark, Norway, and Australia. The Netherlands joined the SDD MOU in June 2002, and has been part of the JSF program since 1997.

 This agreement further strengthens the commitment between the United States and The Netherlands as the JSF program moves forward into the production and support phase. It will also impact across the entire spectrum of the US-Dutch defense relationship in terms of air dominance, interoperability, defense transformation, modernization, cost reduction, acquisition excellence, and the health of U.S and Dutch industrial bases.

 Other JSF partner nations are anticipated to sign the PSFD MOU between now and the end of December 2006. This will support commencement of cooperative production, sustainment, and follow-on development efforts by all nine partner nations in January 2007.

 The Joint Strike Fighter, the largest ever US DoD acquisition program, continues to set new standards in development of manufacturing technologies, acquisition and business practices, technology transfer, and export licensing. The first flight test is expected for December 2006.

 Once the PSFD MOU signing process is completed, the partners will cooperatively develop, produce, test, train and operate a Lightning II JSF Air System that will enhance the interoperability, survivability, and affordability of allied future forces.

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 11:59:49 PM »
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 1265-06 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 11, 2006
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Department of Defense and Canada Sign Next Stage Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

 Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and the Canadian Deputy Minister of National Defense Ward Elcock signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. Canada has already contributed $150 million to the first development phase of the program.

 The JSF PSFD MOU has been signed by the U.S., the Netherlands, and Canada, and will be signed in the near future by the other JSF partner nations -- the United Kingdom, Italy, Turkey, Denmark, Norway, and Australia. This new MOU will expand cooperation among the nine JSF Partner nations beyond the ongoing JSF system development and demonstration (SDD) phase, providing a framework for future JSF Program efforts in production and beyond . The U.S. and the Netherlands signed the PSFD MOU on Nov. 14, 2006. Canada joined the SDD MOU in February 2002, and becomes the third JSF partner nation to sign the PSFD MOU.

 This agreement will have a significant positive impact across the entire spectrum of the US-Canadian defense relationship, including North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), for many years to come, not only in terms of providing air dominance for homeland defense, but also interoperability, defense transformation, modernization, cost reduction, acquisition excellence, and the health of the North American industrial base. We anticipate that the other JSF partner nations will sign the JSF PSFD MOU between now and the end of December to support commencement of cooperative production, sustainment, and follow-on development efforts by all nine partner nations in January 2007.

 Joint Strike Fighter, as the largest ever US DoD acquisition program, continues to set new standards in development of manufacturing technologies, acquisition and business practices, technology transfer, and export licensing. The first test aircraft is on-track for first flight later this month. The JSF Program is providing great opportunities for partner industries through the best value model - selecting manufacturers and maintainers based on a combination of quality, price, and timeliness.


 Once the JSF PSFD MOU signing process is completed, the partners will cooperatively develop, produce, test, train and operate a Lightning II JSF Air System that will enhance the interoperability, survivability, and affordability of our future forces. Continued Canadian participation reinforces the longstanding and close relationship between the U.S. and Canadian Air Forces, and ensures a solid foundation for future air operations with other allied and friendly nations in a joint and coalition environment.

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2006, 12:27:38 PM »
DOD, U.K. sign next stage Joint Strike Fighter agreement

WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- United States and United Kingdom officials signed a memorandum of understanding Dec. 12 to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment and follow-on development, called PSFD, phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon R. England and United Kingdom Minister for Defense Procurement Lord Paul R. Drayson signed the MOU as England joins Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and the United States as nations that have signed the JSF PSFD agreement.

Denmark, Italy, Norway, and Turkey are scheduled to sign in the near future.

This new MOU will expand cooperation among the nine JSF partner nations beyond the ongoing JSF system development and demonstration phase, providing a framework for future JSF program efforts in production and beyond.

The United Kingdom was the first JSF partner, and is committing over $2 billion to the development phase of the overall JSF program. The U.K. plans to acquire up to 150 short take-off and vertical landing versions of the JSF, and will participate with the U.S. in the JSF aircraft's operational test and evaluation prior to achievement of initial operational capability early in the next decade.

The United Kingdom's signature of the PSFD MOU will continue to strengthen the relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, not only in terms of providing air dominance, but also interoperability, defense transformation, modernization, cost reduction, acquisition excellence, and best possible use of the nations' respective industrial bases.

Joint Strike Fighter, as the largest ever U.S. Defense Department acquisition program, continues to set new standards in development of manufacturing technologies, acquisition and business practices, technology transfer, and export licensing. The first test aircraft is on-track for its first flight in mid December.

The JSF program is providing opportunities for partner industries through the best value model, selecting manufacturers and maintainers based on a combination of quality, price, and timeliness.

Once the JSF PSFD MOU signing process is completed, the partners will cooperatively develop, produce, test, train and operate a Lightning II JSF Air System that will enhance the interoperability, survivability, and affordability of our future forces. Continued U.K. participation reinforces the longstanding and close relationship between the U.S. and U.K. armed forces, providing a solid foundation for future air operations with other allied and friendly nations in a joint and coalition environment.

(Courtesy of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Public Affairs)

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007, 12:27:21 AM »
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NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 097-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2007
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Department of Defense anf Turkey Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

 Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and the Turkish Minister of National Defense Vecdi Gonul signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
 The JSF PSFD MOU has now been signed by the United States, the Netherlands, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and now Turkey, and will be signed in the near future by the other JSF partner nations -- Italy, Denmark, and Norway.This new MOU will expand cooperation among the nine JSF partner nations beyond the ongoing JSF system development and demonstration (SDD) phase, providing a framework for future JSF program efforts in production and beyond.Turkey joined the JSF SDD MOU in July 2002.
 This agreement will have a significant positive impact across the entire spectrum of the U.S.-Turkish defense relationship, including North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance commitments in the years ahead.JSF will provide air dominance, enhance interoperability, promote defense transformation and modernization, enhance affordability and strengthen the U.S.-Turkish industrial base.It is anticipated that remaining JSF partner nations will sign the JSF PSFD MOU before the end of February.
 Joint Strike Fighter, as the largest ever DoD acquisition program, continues to set new standards in development of manufacturing technologies, acquisition and business practices, technology transfer, and export licensing.The initial JSF test aircraft conducted a successful first flight on Dec. 15, 2006.The program provides opportunities for partner industries through the best value model - selecting manufacturers and maintainers based on a combination of quality, price, and timeliness.
 Once the JSF PSFD MOU signing process is completed, the partners will cooperatively develop, produce, test, train and operate a Lightning II JSF Air System that will enhance the interoperability, survivability, and affordability of our future forces.Continued Turkish participation reinforces the longstanding and close relationship between the U.S. and Turkish Air Forces, providing a solid foundation for future air operations with other allied and friendly nations in a joint and coalition environment.

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2007, 09:29:14 PM »
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 116-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2007
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Department of Defense and Norway Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement


 Norway has signed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will govern the cooperative program arrangements for the next phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program.The signing ceremony took place in Oslo, Norway, Jan. 31.

 In a ceremony at the Norwegian Ministry of Defense Minister Anne-Grete Strom-Erichsen added her signature to the agreement already signed by the United States, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Turkey.The United States was represented by U.S. Ambassador Benson Whitney.

 This MOU provides a framework for future program efforts in production and beyond, and will extend cooperation beyond the current system development and demonstration agreement between the United States and the other eight JSF partner nations.The remaining partner nations, Italy and Denmark, are expected to sign the JSF PSFD MOU in the near future.

 The Joint Strike Fighter is the largest DoD acquisition program to date.The F-35 Lightning II is a supersonic, multi-role, stealth fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft.Three versions of the aircraft will be built: a conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant, an aircraft-carrier version and a short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing version.Norway's contribution at this time in the first phase of the international program is $92 million.

 In addition to preparing for future production and sustainment activities, F-35 Lightning II development efforts are ongoing.The first JSF system development and demonstration test aircraft has already successfully flown six test flights.

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Re: F-35 training mission
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2007, 09:58:49 AM »
NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

No. 224-07 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2007
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Department Of Defense And Denmark Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreement

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE and DENMARK sign joint strike fighter agreement
 Denmark has signed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will govern the cooperative program arrangements for the next phase of the Joint Strike Fighter program.The signing ceremony took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, Feb 27.

 In a ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Danish Minister of Defence Soren Gade added his signature to the agreement already signed by the United States, The Netherlands, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Norway, and Italy. The United States was represented by U.S. Ambassador James Cain.

 This MOU provides a framework for future Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program efforts in production and beyond, and extends cooperation beyond the current system development and demonstration agreement between the United States and the other eight JSF partner nations.Denmark's signing today marks the completion of three years of intensive multilateral negotiations, followed by national reviews and approvals by each partner nation, culminating in a PSFD MOU signed by all nine Joint Strike Fighter partners.

 The Joint Strike Fighter is the largest DoD acquisition program to date.The F-35 Lightning II is a supersonic, multi-role, stealth fighter designed to replace a wide range of existing aircraft.Three versions of the aircraft will be built: a conventional-takeoff-and-landing variant, an aircraft-carrier version, and a short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing version.

 In addition to preparing for future production and sustainment activities, F-35 Lightning II development efforts are ongoing.The first JSF system development and demonstration test aircraft has already successfully flown several test flights.