Nope. Try again this time with a source to back up your "claim."That's pretty generic amounts of ToT. Pretty much everybody interested in getting their own weapons for the F-35 will get that much as long as they have a license production deal for a large enough number to make it feasible. Like the Japanese.
Nope. Since Israeli F-15I's would need air refueling in a strike against Iran meaning many support aircraft that will be hard to hide from Iran spies and other nations ISR. F-35's won't need support aircraft = smaller footprint.That's the case with all aircraft.
Lol. They call them, GE-400, and they won't be ready until 2024 and they only ordered 48. Btw it doesn't improve its range anywhere near the F-35c.Google F414 Enhanced Engine.
F-35c will be the Navy's deep strike fighter Navy NGAD isn't going to be IOC until early 2030's and when it does go IOC it will use standoff weapons for deep strikes and likely so will the F-35C since by that time Navy is going to have air delivery standoff capability.I'm sure anybody would rather have 75 F-35s over 50 F-35s + 25 F-15s. Unless...
Er... no. The USAF is designing the NGAD for deep penetration missions.
The USN is not planning on using either the F-335C or their version of NGAD for deep penetration. They simply want the USAF to take over this domain completely.
USN carrier group where it operates with F-35c will be able to hit all costal and near coastal airbases severely handicapping their ability to CAP East and South china sea not to mention all chicom naval ports.That's not deep strike, that's more like the range needed for CAS. Google Chengdu and check if the F-35 can reach that place.
Nope.Actually, the Israelis will end up with pretty much equal numbers. But again, based on what you say, the Israelis should be chosing the F-35 over the F-15. But of course, the IAF wants to make money, right?