November 3, 2019 posted by

3-4 years back, F-35 program was deemed doomed. There were critical bugs being discovered
almost daily and program cost rising. But things have changed for good since then. The F-35 Lightning II is coming into its own. A new contract for 478 aircraft has been signed
by the manufacturer. The deal is worth $34 billion and is biggest
to date. Importantly the cost has reduced considerably
and now U.S Air Force will get the F-35A for $80 million apiece
As per reports, the aircraft will be delivered in 3 lots. In this video Defense Updates analyzes how
F 35s is turning out to be a success story even as Russia & China are struggling with
their 5th generation fighter ? Let’s get into the details. This video is sponsored by the free-to-play
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ship and three days of premium account time as a bonus. The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II which
is a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighters is undergoing final
development and testing by the United States. The Pentagon began the F 35 program in 2001
with an aim to develop a cost-effective replacement for the U.S. military’s F15 fighters, F
16 and F18 fighter bombers and reconnaissance aircraft and A10 close in support warplanes. The F-35 has three main models: the conventional
takeoff and landing F-35A (CTOL), the short take-off and vertical-landing F-35B (STOVL),
and the catapult-assisted take-off but arrested recovery, carrier-based F-35C (CATOBAR) Apart from the United States, the primary
customer and financial backer, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, Turkey
(now removed), Australia, Norway, and Denmark are also part of the program. Many other nations like Japan and Israel are
also deploying the fighters. The nine major partner nations, including
the U.S, plan to acquire over 2,000 F-35s through 2035, which, if delivered will make
the F-35 one of the most numerous jet fighters. On 2 August 2016, the U.S. Air Force declared
its first squadron of F-35A fighters combat-ready. The fighter aircraft is expected to remain
in service beyond 2050. The program now seems to be maturing and the
promise fo a cost effective but sophisticated 5th generation is getting fulfilled. Let us now understand how the Russian & Chinese
5th generation fighter programs are going. Russian president Mr. Putin revealed that
a procurement plan is being laid out for acquiring 76 Su-57. The announcement was made during a meeting
on May 15, 2019. These jets are expected to be deployed by
2028. The Kremlin previously planned to have 150
of these aircraft in service by 2020. Interestingly this disclosure comes a day
after 6 of these jets had escorted the Russian President as he flew to visit the Russian
Air Force’s 929th Chkalov State Flight-Test Center. Russian currently has 12 of these in flying
condition. Kremlin has been struggling to fulfill many
defense acquisitions due to fund crunch and this has come as surprise to many analysts. Viewers may note that the Su 57 program had
the backing of India. India was looking for a customized variant
of Su 57 for its air force and had put in significant funding. India wanted to acquire around 150 jets. In April 2018, India pulled out of the project. The main reasons were engine issue and unconvincing
stealth characteristics. Su 57 is currently suffering due to engine
problems. Sukhoi originally planned to use an advanced
derivative of the Saturn AL-31F engine, found on its Flankers, for the Su-57. Su 57 was supposed to have new AL-41F-1 engine. But the AL-41F-1 engine ran into technical
difficulty and didn’t match the required performance criteria. Saturn, the manufacturer is working on a new
and more powerful design, known as the Izdeliye 30 or Product 30. But even this has been facing developmental
challenges and may be available for testing at some time in the 2020s. Russia is also facing issues with the stealth
characteristic of the aircraft, which is in an important aspect of any proper 5th generation
fighter. As reported in Indian media, Indian experts
were of the view that the aircraft’s stealth characteristics could not be improved significantly
even with future modifications since it was flawed at many basic levels. Though exact details regarding this are not
available, but 2 basic observations have been pointed out by some military analysts. 1. Su 57 is not precision engineered like F 22
Raptor &. F 35. For example, there is a lot of gap between
flaps as well as between the rear vertical tail and the fuselage. This is probably because Russia doesn’t have
the machining technology to engineer seamless surfaces. This heavily compromises stealth. 2. Su 57 also has rivets on the outer surface. For example, the nose is bolted on the main
body with rivets sticking out. This kind of unevenness drastically affects
the stealth profile. China currently has only 28 J-20 of which
8 are initial prototypes. Just like Su 57, the CHENGDU J-20 is having
engine problems. China has not perfected its indigenous WS-10
which is used for its Flanker clones; Shenyang J-11 & J 15, let alone come close to finishing
development of the next-generation WS-15 it would need for the J-20. Viewers may know J 11 & J 15 are illegal copies
of Russian Su 27 & Su 33 respectively. The WS 10 engine is underpowered and has been
a major headache for China. The WS-15 is currently thought to be in a
ground-testing phase, though some reports state that it has entered limited production. Without the WS-15 engine, the J-20 can’t cruise
at supersonic speeds. In fact, China has not demonstrated it can
build any reliable jet engine even with designs that it basically stole from Russia. Building engines with indigenous design remains
even more distant. The Chengdu J-20 is thought to be powered
by twin Russian-built Saturn AL-31F engines found on the Sukhoi Su-27 and its Chinese
knockoffs. China has recently bought Su 35 which may
thing was to get access to its engine The addition of the Russian-built AL-41F1S
series engines that power Su 35 might have provided a solution to Beijing’s engine
issues. According to multiple sources, China initially
wanted to get the AL-41F1S as a stand-alone product. But as noted earlier the AL-41 series engine
is not suitable for a 5th gen fighter and Russian itself is looking for a solution. The Chengdu J-20 also seem to have issues
with ‘stealth’ like its Russian counterpart. Reports have emerged that a Sukhoi Su-30MKI
of the Indian Air Force managed to detect the Chinese Chengdu J-20 jet fighter. The disclosure didn’t come from any independent
analysts but from an official source. Indian Air Force commander Arup Shaha said,
“The Sukhoi’s radar can see them. The new Chinese jets are not so invisible
after all. No special technology is required to detect
the J-20, as it can be detected by ordinary radar stations.” This has ignited debates that the J 20 is
nothing more than a decorated 4++ generation fighter. It is to be noted that F 35 is the second
5th generation fighter jet that the U.S has developed. F 22 is considered is till considered to be
the most potent fighter in world and the U.S has around 180 of these. It is to be noted that even today F 22 can’t
be exported to any country as per Federal Law which is a stark contrast to F 35 program. There is already a significant number of F
35 deployed with the U.S Air Force and the new lots of will boost the number dramatically. This is also a good news for the partner nations
and seems to be win – win situation. So, it can be said that F 35 program is way
ahead when compared to Russian & Chinese counterparts F-35s combined with F 22 Raptor , will give
the U.S Air Force will an edge both in terms of quality as well as quality. This basically means the U.S Air Force will
continue to dominate the skies in the foreseeable future.



  1. Ghatazhak says:


  2. Rajdeep Singh says:

    Almost first

  3. Prabhat Vashisth says:


  4. Benaiah Ahmadinejad says:

    Incoming Chicom and Russian bots hating on USAโ€™s superiority in 3…2…1

  5. Random Dude says:

    Defence updates is that kinda channel which will make a 10Min+ vid eventhough they don't have too much information on the topic

  6. Vivek Chhabra says:

    Who's the buyer??


    The so called problems were fake and made by communist socialist bastards ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

  8. Ashish Patel says:

    Every product has a teething pains. These big orders ussually means things are worked out.

    But I love the look of the f22

  9. shaquille mccray says:


  10. Hour Bee says:

    Su-57: 10

  11. Zack Katsman says:

    Nice jet, israeli confirms that๐Ÿ‘

  12. shaquille mccray says:

    Salty Russian & Chinese Trolls. to bad their stealth jets are a hunk of junk

  13. Pate Livid says:

    The Block 4 F-35 is coming next year as well.

  14. bruce ashby says:

    Buy in bulk I guess.

  15. James Neave says:

    That trillion dollar figure always makes me laugh.
    They are literally replacing every aircraft with them but nobody compares the figure to what they're replacing

  16. Battleballs says:

    F-35 the greatest success story

  17. Dan Roley says:

    these are real difficulties our Enemies are unable to Effectively Cure ..this is Reason #1 for Enemies of USA to enhance and Nourish $$$ treachery …terrorism..etc etc.
    …think…Nigeria compared to India…thats a Huge technology difference that creates Anti Personel Govt sponsored warlord controls..

  18. gaming world says:

    But who is the buyer???

  19. C Rock says:

    And on Halloween my fellow proles it has been written there will be a discount given to the people on the government's weapons of WAR.

  20. jeffrey exposito says:

    I cant wait for Poland to get their 32 F35s. That will really annoy Russia.

  21. TheJack4000111 says:

    Fuck you're war thunder.

  22. Rajendra Kumar Shivalingaradhya says:

    Iโ€™m a Fan of your channel, extraordinary analysis of real time technologies and situations

  23. J Awesomes says:

    China ia is a joke ๐Ÿ˜‚. Respect for Russia. It does so much with so little.

  24. rey misteryo says:

    If Israel uses something, it means it is a good product.

  25. Joe Venecia says:

    The 5 dislike were chinese.๐Ÿ˜‚

  26. Jose X. F. Da Silva says:

    The purchase of these fighters planes does not support their quality, but the schemes and the pressures to buy them.

    These planes are a scrap.

  27. Rajendra Kumar Shivalingaradhya says:

    In your previous videos you hinted who is the buyer, better disclose now

  28. Savage Historian says:

    You don't need to spell out the abbreviations and then read them again.. its getting really annoying.

  29. Cute Krishna says:

    IAF a squadron of F-35's please

  30. Derek Spence says:

    Yeah Boeing didn't just get a contract for new wing's for the A-10's this flimsy piece of crap was supposed to replace.

  31. Sudhir Singare says:

    World is waiting for AMCA though.

  32. Vin Martolia says:

    i want to buy one f35….so i can enter stealthily in any country, without visa๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  33. rancid sausage says:

    China and russia could chuck sticks of TNT at them planes and take em out of the sky.

  34. Edu Wino says:

    israeli f35s flying into TEHRAN under s300 radar ws good advertisement

  35. W P says:

    If you like a squeaky clean plane, send them to Holland for a foam bath.

  36. Big Boy says:

    US is in the kitchen, making 478 more snacks for Russia's S-400

  37. ricster831 says:

    Could you imagine what USA & Russia could do together on an Alliance basis.

  38. thomas gellos says:

    The unevenness of the lack of seamless "machinery" is a propaganda myth to keep you off the ball .
    The SU-57 has two huge advantages
    The side facing X band Byelka radar equipment under the pilot can "see" the enemy before the enemy can see it,
    and the S-70 Okhotnik will be not far from the fighter assisting the SU-57 with battle assessment

  39. JAGNEET SINGH says:

    Within the coming years the other rivals of US will develop this kind of tech anyhow……But they still lacking behind in means of tech…..But they will catch soon…No doubt that F-35 is a game changer… But dont forget Russia is also developing it… And they will develop it in means of time…. So US needs to be in adance stage to have an edge over them….China is a loser copy cat… so fuck then

  40. wouter kellerman says:

    The Flop35. The most expensive fighter foisted on Yank allies. Buy it or we will bring freedom and democracy to you………oh and before you wash the Flop35, do make sure you don't use a fire hose…….
    Ask the Dutch Air Farce…….

  41. JAGNEET SINGH says:

    Turkey uk is also developing make videos about them

  42. naitik sharma says:

    India unknowingly help Americans by finding flows in su-57 and Chinese j-20 before their production even started..๐Ÿคช

  43. Chris Estabon says:

    Your opening flash card is written as a statement but punctuated as a question.

  44. Troy Blanchard says:

    We need them to a tune of 100 airframes per year as our 4th gen fighters age out. Still think the F-22 is a better replacement for the F-15 and frankly there's nothing working that can replace the A-10, but the F-35 will work well for F-16,18, and AV-8 replacement.

  45. hair-tu fucwit chu says:

    America fuck yeah! Coming your way to save the mother fucking day..๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽ™

  46. Brian Cooper says:

    Is Canada buying F-35's?

  47. John Small says:

    Paid for by Boeing I assume?

  48. Vlodec says:

    People are so gullible. Just pump out some carefully worded propaganda on Defense Updates and they'll suck it all up.

  49. Eric Kocher says:

    K1:. excellent work gentlemen.

  50. Victor Barnes says:

    Put the new GE engine in it for super cruise.

  51. Ritchie Rich says:

    In Short – Russia has no funding or the vital engineering skills & China – is waiting for US leaks to steal the bit they couldn't get initially ! Both countries also suffer from weak Engine engineering & I's ure historically from cold war days they both fed of Western concepts & ideas regarding fighter Engines. Would love to see the F-35's take on Chinese Navy in South China sea disputes or over Taiwan ! China – a nation that bites the hand that feeds them ! Turkey is probably going to be kicked out of the F-35 program. They make the helmet units as part of NATO but given Erdogan's mad rantings & pro extremist views with Pakistan & hsi position in the Middle East has drawn him up against the USA & the S-400's , Turkey will be sent to the corner of the classroom ! [ till thanksgiving !]

  52. Simon Davies says:

    Add another $5 Billion to the contract and you could pay for BREXIT….

  53. ThatBritishDude says:

    Honestly. Fooking hell.

  54. room-ten-oh-nine ! says:

    When you want the best, buy US! If you want something that only flies on the blackboard, buy Chinese. By the time they design a 5th gen on their own, the US will be putting out Gen7.

  55. Dan Blackman says:

    Could somone explain how america has ordered 478 F-35 at 34 billion dollars and yet uk has order 48 F-35b at a cost of 9.1 billion pounds so if uk was to order 478 f-35 it would cost roughly 91 billion pounds. Or have i miss understand the video. Thanks

  56. Thiessen Yang says:

    F35 is a great plane

  57. WildBill22360 says:

    Started to write this three F35 videos ago. You do NOT have to introduce the F35 EVERY video!!!! You do NOT need to explain the A,B, and C!! That is going to be the biggest reason regulars stop watching any videos on F35, its five, six minutes before you say anything new, if ever!

  58. Victor Barnes says:

    The F-35 is the third 5th gen fighter the US has produced. Don't forget about the YF-23.

  59. Legalize Shemp says:

    What a waste. The 0bama disaster. that money should have been used restarting the F-22 line.

  60. Social Gamer says:

    11 minute video and 5 interrupting ads as well as a sponsored ad to boot. Damn, can you lessen the interruption ads to at the very most one in the middle and the end, you already have the sponsored ad in the beginning.

  61. VC GAMES says:

    India should also buy 54 or s squad of f35 which will cost around 150 usd million including service,weopon etc

  62. P1STOL P. says:


  63. Montgomery Burns says:

    I'm upping my personal order to two of these, despite the inevitable noise complaints from the neighborhood association.

  64. Grigorije Vlahovic says:

    So much disinformation and bullshit, bla bla Russians have problem with engine "Izdeliye 30 will be ready for testing earliest in 2020" – total bullshit – nevermind the videos even on youtube that show the SU 57 already carrying/testing the new engine in videos uploaded back in 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdLctLLbqAY

  65. holy monk says:

    here is my list of Fighter jets:
    most stealthy: F22
    most maneuverable in their class: Su30 & F22
    most economic: Saab Gripen E
    most lethal: D.Rafael
    Most popular & my fav: F35

  66. Dale Whitmore says:

    DOD & Space Command, Please don't endanger the lives of the Armed Services and folks working on Moon landings by holding back technology. Help, by introducing OUR/your super-tech, as to bypass this slow walk toward precarious Space exploration, Say TR-3B type stuff?!

  67. JOE ELIAS says:

    The F35 like it's predecessors is simply a UFO

  68. johnsarangel says:

    this good news !

  69. lowe booty says:

    when you fucking americans will understand that the numbers in full blown war is not important as in many waar around the globe hase roowen that
    im sick of this atitude
    also the engine isue is worked out by SU57 just the full mass production will begine in 2020 ,simpel reason is til 2020 new industrial complexes will be ready to manufacture and all the financial isues will be solved caused by sanctions .
    Same gose by armata tanks and military warshis roduction from 2020-2028 THE BIGEST PROCUREMENT PART WILL TAKE EFECT.

  70. Frank Valente says:

    These will never make it past the new generation of missile tech. Within the next 5 years there will be no plane that can defend against the new developments. Fighter jets and bombers are almost obsolete as well as aircraft carriers. Other countries are moving forward and not investing in WW2 weapons–those jets are a waste of money as usual!

  71. CR BZ says:

    You're drunk man these things still too bugged out for sorties. Neither the Chinese or Russian are fielding theirs that's true but F35 has been late by at least 15 years of development.

  72. massivereader says:

    Now all they need to do is get the engine it was originally supposed to have developed, possibly as part of the sixth generation project.
    The current engine can only super cruise at about Mach 1.2 for short bursts and limits the top speed to about Mach 1.7.
    I expect it to take another five to ten years.

  73. CAVOK says:

    Who bought them???

  74. Jack Brix says:

    Love thus video

  75. jwka2001 says:

    China the real paper tiger

  76. Tom Ellerbe says:

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is years late, over budget and will never deliver what its designers originally promised. The requirements for the F-35 were set at a time when future threats were unclear.

    This was a massive over ambition to develop one base airframe that can be adapted to replace half-dozen specialized jets. The result is an expensive โ€œjack-of-all-trades, but a master of none.

    The first test flight of the X-35 flew in October of 2000 and the F-35A in December of 2006. The F-35 was developed to replace most US fighter jets with variants of one design common to all branches of the military. The result if an aircraft that is not equal to meeting the emerging challenges facing the US and Western Allies.

    The United States has built many great fighters over the years. The P-51 Mustang, The F4U Corsair, F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and the F-22 are among the best warplanes this country has ever produced.

    The USA recently cancelled the large 100+ order of F-35โ€™s to Turkey because of their purchase of Russian S-400 defense system. Turkey is currently negotiating for 48 Sukhoi SU-35 Fighter Aircraft from Russia.

    India, like Turkey, has agreed to buy Russiaโ€™s S-400 missile system. Doing so subjects India to U.S. sanctions and prohibits its military from participating in the United States F-35 fighter jet program. India is now in negotiations with Russia for 33 MiG -29 & Sukhoil 30 fighter jets. They also have shown new interest in the SU-57 program.

    The recent order of 478 F-35โ€™s from the United States puts the Military Complex back in control.

  77. Chad Finneman says:

    Funny thing is you haul on and off of these military bases and there are more immigrants primarily russians hauling our military cargo around the country

  78. Vlada Duric says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ That shit will be shoot down like ๐Ÿ•Š

  79. Stnl N2 says:

    Until Chinese steal the rest of of the American technologies. Or Leftists will sell it to their Chinese comrades

  80. Ch Pallesh says:

    F 35 unstoppable in stealth technology and multi role purpose

  81. Rob b says:

    With all the money they put into The F-35 program its too big to fail. It would be a big failure for the US and Lockheed Martin. The powers that be canโ€™t let it fail. And the other counties would lose faith in us if they wasted their money thatโ€™s been invested in it .i love my country and I truly hope this aircraft works in combat . I do have my doubts . Truly hope Iโ€™m wrong .

  82. Ljubomir ฤ†ulibrk says:

    Lets see the math, one 100 milion dolar plane vs 10 surface to air missilies at a total cost of 5 to 10 milion tops.
    Whats the result: lost aircraft, lost pilot whit training worth 10 milion plus 5 years in making, oh and a year for production of a aircraft.
    Thats total some 115 milion in minus plus years of lost time.
    Japanese were superior in Pacific at the start of WW2, they lost for the lack of good pilots.
    You have no idea how much British, Holand, French and US aircraft they shot down in 1940 to 1941.
    Well hiden fact, like turkey shooting

  83. langhard1 says:

    as in all kapitalist enterprizes the product is a somewhat bothersome side effect of profit to be made ,,so when succes is mentioned its done to praise the turn over.

  84. Osama Almulla says:

    All those videos are either propaganda or a counter propaganda.

    So we should now believe that the chinese with all that money can't make reliable stealth, and also believe the Indian guy who got their jets shot down by Pakistani F16s and JF17s can neutralize a J20… Common.

  85. Ljubomir ฤ†ulibrk says:

    And one thing more, read a litle.
    There is one new thing in radar tech. Kvantum radar: no jaming, superior detection range, minimal power neded.
    Guess who has it, Chinese you underestimate so much.

  86. Aurobindo Ghosh says:

    you should round off at 500 f35s for the same price of $34 billion. won't the manufacturer give the extra 22 free?

  87. Ramprasad A says:


  88. freedom fox says:


  89. anthony star says:

    Best use of F35 is on aircraft carriers due to hover mode ๐Ÿ™‚

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