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Old 15th May 2017, 22:04   #1 (permalink)
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Official roll out of first Typhoon and Hawk for the RAFO

Official roll-out for Omani Eurofighter Typhoon combat jet and Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft | BAE Systems | International

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Old 15th May 2017, 22:17   #2 (permalink)
 
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Quote "Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market".

Ahh marketing guys, got to love them.
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Old 15th May 2017, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
 
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I don't actually see a problem with that statement.

The statement was made by the RAFO, what platform is available to them on the, "world market" that is better than Eurofighter?
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Old 16th May 2017, 17:02   #4 (permalink)
 
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The quote was not made by RAFO. It was made by BAE within the website, and not attributed to anyone.

Stuff,

Strike Eagle or Superhornet offer a wider variety of weaponry, paired with a more capable AESA radar for starters. Case in point the Strike Eagle can carry LGB, JDAM, LJDAM, SDB, JSOW, JASSM, SLAM-ER, Harpoon.

As we speak the Typhoon brings PW4, which whilst it is flexible like a LJDAM, can only do so much.

I don't think that anyone would be arguing that a Typhoon is more advanced by the F-35 either.. Except BAE.
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Why should they buy American when the British have pulled them out of the crap years ago.
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Why should they buy American when the British have pulled them out of the crap years ago.
As far as I'm concerned, Oman can purchase whatever they want. Politics trumps finance / capability all of the time. The statement that was called into question however was "Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced multi-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market". The statement is questionable at best.

Besides, it would seem that they have an each way bet, given they have a bunch of F-16 already in service.
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Bit sparing with the facts flighthappens. And you're surely not suggesting that F-16 is in any way comparable?
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Bit sparing with the facts flighthappens. And you're surely not suggesting that F-16 is in any way comparable?
Can you please describe which facts you feel I being sparing with?
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I don't think that anyone would be arguing that a Typhoon is more advanced by the F-35 either.. Except BAE.
I'm not arguing that. Are you saying RAFO has been offered F-35 and chose Typhoon over it?
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Stuff.

Nope. But you are the only person who is introducing the caveat 'offered/available to Oman'

Not me, nor Fonsini in his response that you originally replied to, and certainly not BAE systems.
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You listed various ordnance for Strike Eagle and Super Hornet; but credited Typhoon with only PW4, ignoring the other multi-role options - both present and future. Sort of tactic that I endured during my time in Canberra!
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Old 18th May 2017, 09:50   #12 (permalink)
 
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Jindy - the difference being with F-15 strike or Super Hornet that those weapons, and AESA, are available now, and have been for some time, and are in squadron service around the world. If we really want to quibble, where I was slightly generous was the SLAM-ER / Harpoon to the strike - it is carried in the Korean variant (F15K). In addition if you really want to get into it the Strike Eagle can carry MALD, AESA SAR Mapping pods, can TFR with either Radar or Flir, all capabilities that Typ does not have and is not planned to have.

For Typhoon, in its current fit in service (not in testing/ future plans) there is no AESA, no cruise missile, no brimstone, and no standoff (SDB / JSOW) or 2000lb weapons.
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Stuff.

Nope. But you are the only person who is introducing the caveat 'offered/available to Oman'
Describe to me what you think the term "world market" means? Do you think the F-35 is available to all and sundry on the "world market"?

I'm not sure what your agenda is but you are misrepresenting both the Typhoon capability and the RAFO statement.
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Describe to me what you think the term "world market" means? Do you think the F-35 is available to all and sundry on the "world market"?

I'm not sure what your agenda is but you are misrepresenting both the Typhoon capability and the RAFO statement.
Is typhoon available to all and sundry? Oman, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria or even Argentina? Wherever shall I draw the line?

For the third time, the statement discussed is BAE marketing guff in the second last paragraph of the link. If you were to read the link closely, you would see that all of the statements are Chris Boardman for BAE, and not RAFO. They also speak in absolutes - "most advanced combat jet and proven training aircraft in the world" - rather than qualifying the statement with "available to Oman" or "on the world market".

Lastly - why not explain to me why and how the Typhoon capability leads to it being superior aircraft? Please correct me as to how I have misrepresented Typhoon capability - in the current guise of the aircraft.
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Jindabyne,

Too right, in no way comparable with F-16. One is a user friendly, fully multi role and multi weapon capable fighter, the other is the Typhoon.

In time the Typhoon may be better, but not now it isn't. It may out perform the F-16 in handling and turn rate etc but there have been lessor aircraft that were better war goers than their more agile counterparts. I'll take the war goer any day.
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Good to see they went for an imaginative 'Omani' colour scheme on the Tyhpoo

"Hmmmm. What colour are we going to paint it?"

"Look boss - I founds these old tins of grey paint at the back of the hangar"

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I can't believe that an argument has developed over a marketing blurb. Grow up, guys; BAE are hardly going to say anything else, are they?
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neither are the customers - no-one is going to say

"We've just spent half a zillion dollars on something that is quite good and maybe slightly better than our neighbours but really is Second Division"
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SOAF grey colour scheme

1980s Thumrait 6(Snoopy's Own) Sqn Hunters seemed to be very effective in grey,
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neither are the customers - no-one is going to say

"We've just spent half a zillion dollars on something that is quite good and maybe slightly better than our neighbours but really is Second Division"
And what is second division about Typhoon???
And what do you consider to be first division???
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