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    The flight deck is designed to operate with F35B (everyone here hopes it). Although we do not know whether Spain will ever have enough money to buy them, hopefully Australia can.




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    The flight deck is designed to operate with F35B (everyone here hopes it). Although we do not know whether Spain will ever have enough money to buy them, hopefully Australia can.
    To Date Australia is buying 100 F-35 Lightning II.

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    Can the C model operate from it as well? Or does it need V/TOL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    To Date Australia is buying 100 F-35 Lightning II.
    I believe "A" models though.

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    FYI our LHD's will be fixed wing launch capable such as the F-35B or AV-8 Harrier VTOL variants but the ADF has no intention of operating fixed wing aircraft off the LHD's themself.

    At this time atleast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally1967 View Post
    To Date Australia is buying 100 F-35 Lightning II.
    Only signed up for 2 so far.

    RAAF is hoping for 4 squadrons. Would probably need a third LHD if F-35b are bought.

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    The only fixed wings those bad boys will ever see will be UAVs.

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    Digger killed by bomb in Afghanistan

    by: Ben Packham and Lanai Vasek
    From: The Australian
    October 22, 2012 8:38AM

    AN Australian special forces soldier has been killed by an improvised bomb in Afghanistan.

    Defence force chief David Hurley said a special operation task group was conducting a disruption operation against an insurgent network.

    General Hurley said the soldier was killed during a partnered mission yesterday morning, on the border of Oruzgan province in southern Afghanistan.

    ''The soldier was clearing the compound when an (improvised explosive device) IED detonated, killing him instantly,'' he said.

    "The soldier was clearing a compound when the IED detonated, killing him instantly," General Hurley said.

    "No other Australians were killed or wounded.

    "As the mission is still ongoing I am unable to provide any further details."

    Defence has notified the soldier's next of kin.

    General Hurley said the soldier's family had requested privacy and did not want their details made public at this time.

    He said the soldier was "highly qualified with operational experience".

    "His commanding officer described him as an exceptional officer who will be remembered as genuine, honest and dedicated," General Hurley said.

    "His loss will be felt deeply by all those who knew him."

    General Hurley said the latest death was a reminder of the dangers Australian soldiers faced each day.

    "On behalf of the defence community I offer my deepest sympathy to the soldier's family and friends," he said.

    "Our thoughts are also with his mates who remain in the field."

    The soldier's death brings to 39 the number of Diggers killed in Afghanistan since 2001.
    Rest in Peace. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.

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    RIP Get the ****ers back boys!

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    More bad news, although no where near as terrible as loss of life is the news that there are more savage cuts coming to Defence...

    Once again, size of Army and equipment purchases looking at being chopped.

    Defence fears even more cuts to forces

    by: Brendan Nicholson, Defence Editor
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    October 22, 2012 12:00AM

    THERE is concern in Defence that the force or the department that backs it will be targeted for more severe cuts as the government battles to balance its books.

    A particular concern is the possibility of cuts in the size of the army.
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nati...-1226500305373

    No more details available at this stage. With an already completely under funded and under trained Reserve Force, half the Navy fleet anchored up and Army about to cop a massive rogering, this governments ineptitude has in half the time it took to build up the ADF smashed it to pieces.

    Would someone please erradicate these blundering ****tards.

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    whats left to cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coattail Rider View Post
    whats left to cut?
    I see what you did there...

    A couple battalions, push out future acquisitions like LAND 400 to a completely useless timeframe like 2030, making all of RAACs assets completely outmatched and absolutely rooted.

    The list is fairly large.

    If they do this, Plan Beersheba is dead in the water.

    Bull***** near sighted politically motivated funding cuts so Mr. Swan can have his budget surplus like promised... yep. Good work Labor.

    Actually, economists are saying that even with all these cuts, it's still not enough.

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    Does this effect current over seas operations like Afghanistan? If so how? Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradles View Post
    Does this effect current over seas operations like Afghanistan? If so how? Sorry
    Should'nt effect any ongoing operational capabilities, but you never know. They are already budgeted for within the Defence Budget so should hopefully be fine.

    If the cuts did effect operational capabilities, I sure would hope that current ADF leadership would let the government have it. The cuts have already gutted the Army Reserve, and they are in an absolute ***** state right now.

    These cuts to Army personnel (if it happens) will be through normal attrition rates, over a long period of time. I think someone here stated that the cuts will be a company from each battalion because cutting a whole battalion is to expensive.

    It's the new equipment that Army desperately needs that will get the boot. I don't think LAND 400 will see the light of day for a very long time.

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    After reading a recent article by ret. GEN. Jim Molon, he expressed his anguish in the fact that in its current state, the ADF would not be capable of fighting in any large scale war, or defence of a large scale attack on Australia for another 25 years. How can a government destroy its military to this point and just expect to be all fine and dandy...??

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