Skip to comments.U.S. Air Force leaders to evaulate Selfridge for new F-35 fighter jets
Posted on 07/11/2017 2:55:17 PM PDT by equaviator
Leaders from the United States Air Force are expected to visit Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township on Tuesday.
According to Macomb County, 40 officials from the Air Force will arrive at the base to determine if Selfridge is capable of housing the all-new F-35 fighter jets.
The base is one of five national finalists to house the jet, along with bases in Alabama, Idaho, Florida and Wisconsin.
Two sites are expected to split the work.
According to Lockheed Martin, the F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter that will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force.
"The F-35 combines 5th Generation fighter aircraft characteristics advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history," Lockheed Martin writes. "The F-35's advanced stealth allows pilots to penetrate areas without being detected by radars that legacy fighters cannot evade."
“will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force. “
I assume they mean 16.
10 miles away.
Would be cool.
Somebody must’ve misled that reporter, however unwittingly!
Does this thing really fill in for the A-10?
Seems an odd fit there.
>>will replace the A-10 and F-26 for the Air Force. <<
Everything I have read clearly says that the F-35 in ANY variant is not good for CAS.
As for the “F-26” anyone who thinks the F-35 can replace the F-16 doesn’t understand the role of the F-16.
Didn’t know we had dutch built jet planes...
Selfridge is in a good position for the F-35 because out of the four other bases mentioned, it is the most cost-effective where the USAF and ANG can get more bang for the buck. It is strictly military and field is not open to commercial air traffic...not even FedEx!
The F-26 Stalma program- so secret the Air Force hasn’t heard of it.
And if they want to ditch the A-10, Congress may tear up the Key West Accords and give them to the Army.
They thought that they would level it and sell the land. They had nearly done it when someone pointed out that the land had been lent to the government for a military base. If it ever was no longer needed for a base then the land returned to the family who lent it.
F-35 jets now available at Selfridges on Oxford Street.
“F-35 jets now available at Selfridges on Oxford Street.”
Maybe...in “Merry Olde England”.
The start of selfridge field can be found in the air force museum in dayton. It is a piece of a broken aircraft
Thanks for the post. I found it interesting and informative, and I’m sure others did also.
They need a base that has the least inclement weather of all. I don’t see a good choice here. Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico would be a better choice.
At first I thought the title ment they were going to put a personal fridge in the cockpit,you know just in case you need a cold one.
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