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Old 8th Jun 2012, 17:34
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Kitbag
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: East Anglia
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The F-35B isn't going to be cancelled, there is too many countries depending on it and its capabilities make it irreplaceable (in the next 20 years).
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US Marine Corp at 340 ish
RAF/RN at <138
Marina Militaire at 22

Can't see any other customers and we were the ones wanting to pull out.
Smoke and mirrors, I suspect MoD have gone back to the expensive short legged version to dig the MC out of a hole, maybe under threat of losing that national design sovereignty stuff of a couple of years ago?
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