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SDSR - The end of UK T&E as we know it?

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Old 1st Mar 2012, 15:08
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 15:40
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Lack of rigorous T&E results in poor procurement

As with the Army's Snatch LR debacle, if you want clear evidence that rigorous T&E is needed then investigate the way the last EFT/Bulldog replacement was conducted. Boscombe had little to zero input in the selection process. Flight "testing" was left to AEF pilots and QFIs. The result was an underpowered, high drag, low payload and barely aerobatic machine that is near invisible on the standard British day to external observers. Couple this with a poor canopy design that obscures lookout for pitching and turning manoeuvres, no go forward harness and a "jettison" handle that does not do as it's title suggests, and the results are tragic. 6 deaths in 2009 and 4 flying machines destroyed. Thankfully qinetic did get involved post accidents. But the machine remains problematic in service - just read the last years worth of DASORS. The bolt on solutions are not working as first Thot.
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Old 2nd Mar 2012, 22:14
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So - a year and a quarter down the line since this thread was
started.

What do we think now?
I think we're in the poo!
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Old 28th Oct 2012, 19:20
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So - a year and a
quarter down the line since this thread was
started.

What do we
think now?
I think we're in the poo!
I think we're further in the poo!
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Old 28th Oct 2012, 21:47
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I agree, the gov should be trying to save jobs down the drain in terms of research and anything else!!!

Also the cancellation of many projects especially the Harrier for me is outrages a truly British Aircraft.Im not to partial to the herc as nice as it is and I do like it it isn't really British like the Harrier and I cannot believe that the Sentinel project has gone I didn't know this well I had noticed it had stopped flying in may area were it was been tested and developed. rant over
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Old 7th Nov 2012, 09:21
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If you want the latest opinion of the great uninformed, you might want to read the thread 'Brits reinventing the wheel' on Military Aircrew!

Safety Case:
1. The US fly it.
2. If nothing has gone wrong in 40 years, it must be fine.
3. We have an ISD to achieve.
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Old 26th Nov 2012, 19:54
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Just one little problem......

Safety Case:
1. The US fly it.
2. If nothing has gone wrong in 40 years, it must be fine.
3. We have an ISD to achieve.
You can't sue the US Government.
You can sue the British Government. Many of our brethren have.
Kinda changes things.
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Old 19th Dec 2016, 11:50
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This was an interesting thread to look back on from a few years out.

Any further perspectives from anybody, I wonder?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 00:38
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With the recent unveiling of the Tempest, do people on this forum think that will open up new opportunities for UK test pilots and engineers?
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