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(Daily Boulder)   U.S. Navy recovers F/A-18 fighter jet that fell into the Mediterranean during heavy weather   (dailyboulder.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, United States Navy, F-35 Lightning II, Mediterranean Sea, recovery efforts, F-35C fighter jet, U.S. Navy, 18E Super Hornet fighter jet, bad weather  
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2022-08-08 11:15:32 PM  
It's just a little slimy, it's still good, it's still good.
 
2022-08-08 11:20:11 PM  
No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.
 
2022-08-08 11:21:11 PM  
Your tax dollars, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2022-08-08 11:25:28 PM  

Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.


More likely scrap what can't be replaced and boneyard the salvage for parts.
 
2022-08-08 11:27:37 PM  

Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.


It's been sitting in salt water and seabed silt for the last month. I can't imagine any of it is salvageable.

Only reason I can see to recover it is so an adversary can't.
 
2022-08-08 11:32:49 PM  
That seems like a lot of effort in order to sell its catalytic converter to some shady scrap dealer.
 
2022-08-08 11:33:29 PM  
FTFA: An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet that was blown off the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman into the Mediterranean Sea during bad weather last month, has been successfully recovered, the U.S. Navy announced Monday.

The more than 32,000-pound aircraft, which costs roughly $50 million, "was recovered from a depth of approximately 9,500 feet" by a team of U.S. 6th Fleet, Task Force 68, Naval Strike Wing Atlantic, and Naval Sea Systems Command," according to the Navy.


When did the future become a cartoon show?
 
2022-08-08 11:35:38 PM  

Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.


The plane itself is not important. It's more about not letting the electronics or engine tech fall into the hands of other countries. Other countries might have similar or better capabilities, but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.
 
2022-08-08 11:41:27 PM  
Sponge Bob Square Plane?
 
2022-08-08 11:42:40 PM  
Well that's better than the time we tried to get a Russian sub and it split in half with live nukes on it
 
2022-08-08 11:43:05 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Your tax dollars, ladies and gentlemen.


Sort of.  It's not costing us any extra, but it will cost several somebody elses whose budgets got reduced
 
2022-08-08 11:46:15 PM  

WhiskeySticks: Your tax dollars, ladies and gentlemen.


I'm guessing the object is to keep some other non friendly military from recovering it.
It's not going to fly again, but I'm sure there is some tech we'd like to keep secret.
 
2022-08-08 11:49:55 PM  
We're never getting the deposit back.
 
2022-08-09 12:00:09 AM  
Yet another good train to get the car fax when you buy used jets
 
2022-08-09 12:07:32 AM  

Heliodorus: Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.

The plane itself is not important. It's more about not letting the electronics or engine tech fall into the hands of other countries. Other countries might have similar or better capabilities, but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.


Electronics for sure, getting a hold of the avionics, targeting, and IFF would be a coup for adversaries.
 
2022-08-09 12:09:35 AM  
Should've played more NES Top Gun.
 
2022-08-09 12:25:52 AM  

Heliodorus: Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.

The plane itself is not important. It's more about not letting the electronics or engine tech fall into the hands of other countries. Other countries might have similar or better capabilities, but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.


Also, littering is bad.
 
2022-08-09 12:38:34 AM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Well that's better than the time we tried to get a Russian sub and it split in half with live nukes on it


That was almost 50 years ago and was a CIA Howard Hughes operation.
 
2022-08-09 12:48:58 AM  
Stick it in a big jar of rice and it will be good to go in no time.
 
2022-08-09 1:03:01 AM  
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R.I.P.  HEAVY WEATHER
 
2022-08-09 1:05:17 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Your tax dollars, ladies and gentlemen.


I would prefer high-powered military wreckage be kept from other interested parties that have no business sticking their noses in.
 
2022-08-09 1:24:25 AM  
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2022-08-09 1:33:04 AM  
Let it go man.
Being of half a sound mind, museum piece.
Or a mad Ukrainian with issues.
 
2022-08-09 1:42:45 AM  
It blew off the deck? Really ?

Maybe you need to tie those MFs down, boys.
Use the big occy straps if you have to !!!
Sheesh.
 
2022-08-09 3:03:56 AM  
That'll buff right out.
 
2022-08-09 5:08:35 AM  
...Well, the maintenance guys on the Truman better get to it; they probably got it scheduled to fly Thursday.
 
2022-08-09 7:47:43 AM  

Heliodorus: but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.


They could just ask China, who probably built most of it...
 
2022-08-09 9:21:53 AM  
They're probably hoping to return it to Amazon but the joke's on them as they already threw out the original packaging.
 
2022-08-09 9:41:11 AM  

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First thing I thought of.
 
2022-08-09 10:19:52 AM  

WhiskeySticks: Your tax dollars, ladies and gentlemen.


Many, many, MANY quarters pumped into that claw machine game.
 
2022-08-09 1:03:17 PM  
Never buy a vehicle with a flood title.
 
2022-08-09 1:26:57 PM  

Heliodorus: Highly evolved sloth: No joke; can they restore it?  Get it flight worthy again?  All the electronics have to be replaced, right?  So do they strip it back to the frame and rebuild from there?

This would make a great time-lapse YouTube video.

The plane itself is not important. It's more about not letting the electronics or engine tech fall into the hands of other countries. Other countries might have similar or better capabilities, but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.


All that, and the software/firmware for the pieces. I used to work on that, although it was a long time ago, and a lot of the software was loaded on non-volatile memory, so a warm start while in flight can be done before arriving at the scene of the crash. Diagnostic software has to be developed by the electronics manufacturers. Actual flight software was classified, and not released to the civilian world. It made duplicating and repairing errors interesting. "When we make a 4G turn to starboard, at 35,000 ft., the HUD blanks out. It isn't the HUD, because we replaced that first". Environmental requirements for airborne equipment on carriers is pretty extreme.
 
2022-08-09 7:48:54 PM  

LoneVVolf: Heliodorus: but not having access to US hardware denies them ability to understand the exact limitations of the hardware and different ways on how to execute similar capabilities.

They could just ask China, who probably built most of it...


This is very incorrect, at least for sensitive stuff.
 
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