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F-35 Lightning

F-35 LIGHTNING

Air Commodore Linc Taylor


RIAT 2016

HQ Air Command
Senior Responsible Owner - F-35

F-35 Lightning

The Programme
Milestones & Achievements
Route to IOC
Future Capability

The Programme

Multi-role 5th Generation Fighter


Speed / Agility
Stealth
Sensor Fusion
(Sustainable)
3 Variants (CTOL / STOVL / CV)
Together with Typhoon, provides backbone of
RAF Combat Air capability
Together with new RN QEC Carries provides
UK Carrier Strike Capability from 2020
SDSR 15 Outcomes
24 Front-line aircraft by 2023
Split to 2 Operational Sqns by Dec 23
Reaffirming plan to buy 138 through-life
Increased Synthetic capability

Milestones (UK)
Flight Test Programme
2012

BK1/2 Delivery
UK OT Prep / VMFAT-501

2013

BK3 to Eglin AFB


USS WASP (Night)

2014

JOTT start flying


UK pilots / Maintainers Prep at Edwards

2015

17(R) Sqn
Move to Edwards / Beaufort
USMC Initial Operating Capability (IOC)

2016

Voyager trials
Delivery of BKs 4 & 5
RIAT / FIAS
RAF Marham Infrastructure Build
UK Weapons test

Route
to
UK
IOC

Operational Test Underway

BK1 / BK2 / BK4


Start Blk 3F OT 2018 (inc UK weapons)

UK Trg MCAS Beaufort (SC)

UK Pilot / Maintainer training


617 Sqn stand-up

RAF Marham

Infrastructure build

UK ac to arrive RAF Marham Summer 2018

Challenges

1st International Partner IOC


LO mindset
USMC / USAF Lessons

UK IOC Dec 2018

5th Gen ac
UK Spt Hub at Marham
UK Weapons
OT & Evidence
FoCFT (QEC)
TTP (inc 4th/5th Gen)

UK F-35 Programme
FAA

CY2012

2013
Q1

Q2

Q3

2014
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

2015
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

2016
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

2017
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

IOC

2018
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

OCU

2019
Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

Equipment
BK1 BK2
LRIP 3

BK3
LRIP 4

BK4
LRIP 7
2BR5

6 7
LRIP 8

9 10 11 12 13 14
LRIP 9

2BR5

15

3FP8

16
17
LRIP 10

18
LRIP 11

3F (full)

SDD
Pilots

26

25
4

People

10

14

12

18

Eng / Spt

Location

Eglin
Beaufort
Edwards AFB

ACURL

OT Prep / Training VMFAT 501

ACURL

617 Sqn Training VMFAT 501


Operational Test (JOTT) 17(R) Sqn

FOCFT

Opeval

RAF Marham

617 Sqn
OCU
01/19 / STOL VL
LOC
ITC
M&F

06/24

FOCFT

Q4

F-35 Operational Test

Edwards AFB (17(R) Sqn within the JOTT)


DOT&E / UK OT report
Interim assessments
Interoperability

Future Capability
Block 4 Capabilities

Common upgrades
UK Weapons

PW4 Tactical Penetrator


ASRAAM Blk 6
Meteor BVRAAM
SPEAR Cap 3

Developing Intrinsic ISR


Synthetics
Reprogramming
Information & Connectivity

Lightning Force

Air Commodore Harv Smyth OBE DFC MA RAF


Lightning Force Commander

Overview

Current UK deployment
Lightning Force generation
RAF Marham

Overview

Current UK deployment
Lightning Force generation
RAF Marham

Current UK Deployment
UK / USMC / Industry
Main aims:
X-Atlantic deployment
RIAT / FIAS role demo

Trans Atlantic Trail

4000+ miles / ~10 hours

Current UK Deployment

Current UK Deployment

Overview

Current UK deployment
Lightning Force generation
RAF Marham

Lightning Force Generation


USMC / UK Pooling Agreet
MCAS Beaufort

Manpower
Jets
617 Sqn
IOC
Lightning OCU
IOC (CS)
809 Sqn

Overview

Current UK deployment
Lightning Force generation
RAF Marham

RAF Marham Redevelopment


Maintenance,
Logistics and
HQ Facilities

Vertical
Landing Pads
Integrated Training Centre
(ITC)
617 Sqn
Operational Conversion Unit
(OCU)

RAF Marham Redevelopment

Facilities
Maintenance & Finish

HQ and Logistics

Facilities
617 Squadron

Shelters

Operational Conversion Unit

Integrated Training Centre

Utility of 5th Gen STOVL

QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

Commodore Jerry Kyd Royal Navy


Commanding Officer
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

Jointly Coming Together

Carrier Strike Group (CSG)


Carrier-enabled power
projection is delivered by a
range of assets collectively
called the Carrier Strike
Group. It is a strategic
capability.
The CSG delivers effect that is:
Self protecting
Self-sustaining
Able to command
Interoperable with allies

QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS


JBD

Designed keel up for F-35


70,000 tons
Range of 7000nm
Move 500 miles a day
4.2 acres of flight deck
900ft Runway
Capacity for 40+ aircraft
Ships Company of c700
1600 bunks

SCALE

Sea Base - not just a ship range of operations


Enough power to run 50 High speed trains
Energy Distribution network for 5,500 family homes
1.5 million m2 of paintwork (370 acres)
Each propeller weighs 33 tonnes
Anchors are 3.1m high, weighing 13 tonnes
Daily production of 500 tonnes of fresh water

SCALE

Interoperability
UK Ships Joint by
design

UK-France
LANCASTER HOUSE

UK-US (SOI)

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH - Now


Long Range Radar already tracking targets
Combat Management System (CMS) fully installed
Medium Range Radar integrated with CMS
Both shafts, and all 4 propulsion motors turning
Diesel Generators running providing LV supplies
Main galley fully functional
Regeneration of experience
600 Ships Company

Carrier Strike Milestones

Ships Company joined - 2016


Ready for Sea in March 2017
Contractor Sea Trials spring/summer 2017
First Entry into Portsmouth of HMS QUEEN
ELIZABETH in spring 2017
HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH in service autumn 2017
Rotary and Fixed Wing Aviation Trials 2018/9
HMS Prince of Wales in service 2019
Deliver Carrier Strike Capability in 2020
First operational deployment in 2021