The pilot's seat for the American "F-35"... Does it restrict the production of the stealth fighter?

The pilot’s seat for the American “F-35″… Does it restrict the production of the stealth fighter?

For his part, Steve Roberts, a spokesman for Martin Becker, which manufactures seats, responded "F-35"that:"During a routine maintenance check at Air Force Base, Utah in April, an anomaly was discovered in one of the F-35’s seat cartridge machines."

He minimized the holidays, saying:" The ejection time of the pilot does not exceed four seconds from the moment the seat ejection handle is pulled, this time depends on the type of seat and the weight of the pilot".

According to the site "Defense News, pulling on the handle blasts a cartridge to release the seat into the air, and when the seat runs against the guide rails, the leg restraint system works to keep it from getting caught or hurt".

The US official pointed out that"Army tested 2,700 cartridges in F-35 fighters and found three failures".

Not the first problem

newspaper says "The New York Times" The American company, the seat malfunction is not the first problem faced by the F-35 aircraft, which is produced by the American company "Lockheed Martin" Although it has not yet participated in any real wars or air battles, it is hardly long before the world hears the news of one of them crashing for reasons that vary from case to case, but they all indicate that the plane suffers from many efficiency problems.".

She added in her report:" F-35 fighters suffer from many problems, the most prominent of which was a fire in 2014 after taking off on a routine mission from Eglin Air Force Base in western Florida, USA.".

In April 2018, a US Marine Corps F-35B fighter jet caught fire. Although this accident did not result in the complete crash of the plane, reports have indicated that placing the plane in a museum or using it for training is better because it cannot be afforded to repair the high cost."according to"The New York Times" .

Also in September 2018, a plane crashed "F-35B" Outside the Marine Corps Air Force Base in Beaufort, the pilot managed to survive after his $100 million plane crashed.
In October 2018, the US Department of Defense issued a decision to stop the fleet "F35" around the world due to many problems related to its engines, according to the site "Military Times" American.

The last of these accidents was in November 2021, when Britain announced the crash of one of its fighters "F-35B" During takeoff from the aircraft carrier "Queen Elizabeth" in the Mediterranean.

Procedures in Israel

Immediately after the American announcement, the Israeli army announced, on Saturday, that it had conducted tests of fighter jets "F35" After this bug exists.

In a statement, the Israeli army said: "According to the manufacturer’s instructions, in order to ensure the safety of the seat ejector, a safety inspection of this component is required".

He continued: " It was decided to conduct a general inspection of the aircraft "F35" This is a process that will be implemented by the technical teams and is expected to be completed in the coming days".

Israel had contracted to buy at least 50 planes "F35"where it has already received about 33 aircraft of these fighters, and it is expected to receive the rest within the next two years.

It was a magazine" time" The American has said that "Lockheed Martin’s $428 billion program to build the F-35 is facing problems including more than 800 software deficiencies.".

The magazine adds about the flaws "F35" she said:" It is that the cannon can not shoot accurately, this is in addition to more than 800 software limitations".

American military expert Peter Axe says:"F-35"considered as "A very complex product, constantly encountering problems that sometimes caused it to fall off".

Add to site" Sky News Arabia"it’s a:" Last year, due to a technical error, the plane flew at a very high speed, and this led to an overheating of the engine, and therefore radars picked it up, although stealth is one of the most important features of this type of fighter.".

The American expert indicated that the last annual evaluation of the testing office in the US Department of Defense for the most expensive weapons system showed that the 25-mm cannon used in the aircraft of the US Defense Programme. "Joint Strike Fighter" It works with unacceptable accuracy in hitting ground targets".

He continued:" The report also showed a long list of issues to be resolved, including 13 it described as Category 1 items that affect the safety or combat capability of the F-35.".

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The US military website, Defense News, stated that thePentagon He discovered a problem with the “ejection seats” used in his F-35 fleet of “Joint Stryker” fighters last April, but he waited three months to stop those aircraft used by the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps until the investigations into the crisis were completed.

He added: “At first, US officials believed that the problem may be a single incident, but after investigations it was proven that it was a technical problem that led to waves of temporary suspensions for this model this week.”

Steve Roberts, a spokesman for Martin Becker, which manufactures F-35 seats, said: “During a routine maintenance check at Air Force Base, Utah in April, an anomaly was detected in one of the seat cartridge devices in the F-35. F-35.”

He reduced the malfunction, saying: “The ejection time of the pilot does not exceed four seconds from the moment the seat ejection handle is pulled, and this time depends on the type of seat and the weight of the pilot.”

According to Defense News, the pull of the handle detonates a cartridge to release the seat into the air, and when the seat is run on the guide rails, the leg restraint system works to prevent it from getting stuck in anything or being hurt.

The US official indicated that “the army has tested 2,700 cartridges of expulsion in F-35 fighters and discovered three failures.”

Not the first problem

The American newspaper, “New York Times”, says that seat failure is not the first problem faced by the F-35 aircraft, which is produced by the American company, “Lockheed Martin”, although it has not yet participated in any wars or real air battles, but it is hardly time that passes. It takes a long time for the world to hear the news of one of them crashing, for reasons that differ from one case to another, but they all indicate that the plane suffers from many efficiency problems.”

And she added in her report: “The F-35 fighters suffer from many problems, the most prominent of which was a fire in 2014 after taking off on a routine mission from Eglin Air Force Base in western Florida.”

In April 2018, a US Marine Corps F-35B fighter jet caught fire. Although this accident did not result in the complete crash of the plane, reports indicated that putting the plane in a museum or using it for training is better because it cannot be afforded to repair it, according to the “New York Times”.

Also in September 2018, an F-35B crashed outside the Marine Corps Air Force Base in Beaufort, and in the accident the pilot managed to survive after his $100 million plane crashed.
In October 2018, the US Department of Defense issued a decision to stop the F-35 fleet around the world due to many problems related to its engines, according to the US Military Times website.

The last of these incidents was in November 2021, when Britain announced the crash of one of its F-35B fighters while taking off from the aircraft carrier “Queen Elizabeth” in the Mediterranean.

Procedures in Israel

Immediately after the American announcement, the Israeli army announced, on Saturday, that it had conducted tests of the “F-35” fighters after the presence of this defect.

“According to the manufacturer’s instructions, in order to ensure the safety of the seat ejector, an inspection is required to ensure the integrity of this component,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

He continued, “It was decided to conduct a general inspection of the F-35, and this is a process that will be carried out by technical teams and is expected to be completed in the coming days.”

Israel had contracted to buy at least 50 F-35s, and it has already received about 33 of these fighters, and the rest is expected to be delivered over the next two years.

The American “Time” magazine had said that “Lockheed Martin’s $428 billion program to manufacture the F-35 fighter faces problems that include more than 800 software shortcomings.”

And the magazine adds about the defects of the “F-35”, saying: “It is that the gun cannot shoot accurately, this is in addition to more than 800 software shortcomings.”

The American military expert, Peter Axe, says that: “F-35” is “a very complex product, and it constantly faces problems that sometimes cause it to fall.”

He added to “Sky News Arabia”, that: “Last year, due to a technical error, the plane flew at a very high speed, and this led to an overheating of the engine, and consequently the radars picked it up, although stealth is one of the most important features of this type of fighter.”

The American expert pointed out that the latest annual evaluation of the testing office in the US Department of Defense of the most expensive weapons system showed that the 25-mm cannon in the aircraft of the “Joint Strike Fighter” program works with unacceptable accuracy in hitting ground targets.

“The report also showed a long list of issues to be resolved, including 13 that it described as Category 1 items that affect the safety or combat capability of the F-35.”


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