F 35 b global enterprise charts

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In this briefing from Second Line of Defense, we take a look at the potential synergy among the operators of the F-35B.

The USMC, the UK, and Italy are already buying Bs with Singapore anticipated to join the B Club.

What synergies might be anticipated?

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F 35 b global enterprise charts

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  2. 2. Baseline •  The USMC Is Buying the F-35B To Operate in Its Diverse Operations, But Will Be a Core Part of the ARG-MEU or the Expeditionary Strike Group and Operate Off of Ships •  The Brits Are Buying the B To Operate Off of Their New Aircraft Carriers, But Can Operate Off of a Diversity of Airfields Ashore as Well •  The Italians Are Buying the B To Operate Off of Their Aircraft Carriers But Can Operate Off of a Diversity of Airfields Ashore as Well and will be part of the Italian Air Force as well as Navy. •  It is anticipated that Singapore will buy F-35Bs as well. Making this assumption, there will be a baseline of 4 F-35B national fleets from which to build a coalition approach. •  And Innovations Learned by One Member of the B Group Can Be Shared With All –  E.g., as the USMC Looks To Move Expeditionary Strike Packages Off of Ships They Can Operate Off a Wide Variety of Bases Created on the Fly 2
  3. 3. What 4 Members of the F-35B “Club” Provides •  Enhanced Capacity To Cross-Learn •  Shaping Common Con-Ops •  Provides Significant Moving Global Coverage Because Rooted in the Operation of Ships, and Able To Move About Because Not tied to Fixed Airfields •  A Global Mobile Force •  And With the Marines Leading the Way on Deployable Weapons and Refueling Packages the Ability To Operate on a Global Basis With Flexible Tools Is Significantly Enhanced 3
  4. 4. F-35 STOVL Specifications   F-35B STOVL   Length   Height   Wingspan   Wing Area   Horizontal Tail Span   Weight Empty   Internal Fuel Capacity   Weapons Payload   51.2 ft / 15.6 m   14.3 ft / 4.36 m   35 ft / 10.7 m   460 ft2 / 42.7 m2   21.8 ft / 6.65 m   32,300 lb   13,500 lb / 6,125 kg   15,000 lb / 6,800kg   Standard Internal Weapons Load   • Two AIM-120C Air-to-Air Missiles • Two 1,000-Pound GBU-32 JDAM Guided Bombs Maximum Weight   60,000 lb Class   F135-PW-600 38,000 lbs Max. 26,000 lbs Mil. 40,500 lbs Vertical   Propulsion* (Uninstalled Thrust Ratings)   Speed (Full Internal Weapons Load)   Combat Radius (Internal Fuel)   Mach 1.6 (~1,200 mph)   Range (Internal Fuel)   Max g-Rating   >900 nm / 1,667 km   7.0   >450 nm / 833 km   *Maximum Power (Max) = With Afterburner; Military Power (Mil) = Without Afterburner; Vertical = Without Afterburner 4
  5. 5. The Asian Anchor 5
  6. 6. The Mediterranean Anchor 6
  7. 7. F-35B Fleet Dynamic: Reach Not Range •  The Fleet of F-35s is the Core Combat Reality of the Airplane, Not Simply Providing a 5th Generation Silver Bullet •  The F-35Bs Talking Cockpit to Cockpit Provide Shared Situational Awareness (SA) Coverage Throughout the Entire 360 Degree Area Covered •  The F-35Bs with the Fusion Cockpit Provides for Situational Decision-Making, Not Simply SA •  Enables Both Kinetic and Non-Kinetic Strike Capabilities •  Enables a “Tron Warfare” Grid •  With Off-Boarding of Weapons Can Enable Extended Strike Capabilities as Well 7

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