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Old 17th May 2018, 14:28
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Not_a_boffin
 
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Originally Posted by George K Lee View Post
Third, the support for Typhoon in Belgium is really telling. That's not just planting leaks in the Torygraph in hopes of pressuring LM into a better deal (and the UK is pretty insignificant there, compared to the Pentagon). That's "we want to keep Typhoon going because we may end up needing to buy more".
An alternate interpretation might just be that as one of the four members of NETMA and also responsible in partnership with the other three nations for sales, the UK is just trying to demonstrate that being a good European doesn't end with Brexit. Given that Eurofighter sales are at least as important to Warton (and RR) as F35 - the UK can't not support a Eurofighter bid, even if BAES stands to benefit from an F35 win as well.
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