Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Aircrew Forums > Military Aviation
Reload this Page >

Greece Scraps Eurofighter Deal

Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys and girls who support the flying and maintain the equipment, and without whom nothing would ever leave the ground. All armies, navies and air forces of the world equally welcome here.

Greece Scraps Eurofighter Deal

Old 23rd Nov 2004, 14:03
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: earth
Posts: 1,398
Greece Scraps Eurofighter Deal

http://www.iii.co.uk/news/?type=reut...action=article

Last edited by soddim; 23rd Nov 2004 at 14:17.
soddim is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2004, 14:31
  #2 (permalink)  

OLD RED DAMASK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lancashire born. In Cebu now
Age: 66
Posts: 368
That means the price of ours will go up to offset this cancellation.How many will we get now His Tonyness????
lasernigel is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2004, 15:05
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: western europe
Posts: 1,367
some Program info here ....

http://www.eurofighter.com/News/
hobie is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2004, 15:39
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: West Sussex
Posts: 262
Err, call me stupid here, but as Greece had merely stated a requirement for 60-90 aircraft, why will the cost of ours go up?

There was never a contract for the Greek jets and the price of our Tranche 2 aircraft has been agreed purely for those aircraft to be built for the four partner nations. I thought it was common knowledge that the Greek deal would be re-opened after the Olympics, but maybe it wasn't!

And of course there's absolutely no reason that the Typhoon won't win the new competition...
sprucemoose is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2004, 16:55
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Trumpville; On the edge
Posts: 435
Greece Scraps Eurofighter Deal
...maybe they're upset that you can only enter it from the front.....
Trumpet_trousers is offline  
Old 23rd Nov 2004, 17:59
  #6 (permalink)  

Walkabout Specialist
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The other side of the Black Stump
Age: 73
Posts: 192
I believe their new option is for the Spad and a long term view for replacement will be the Rafale
polyglory is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 07:54
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 76
Cost

May be they can no longer afford them after the Olympic games. They have a big debt problem after the games and not meeting EU rules with regards their economy I believe.

Taffman
taffman is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 08:07
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 112
Does this mean we will cancel our EFA if England wins the Olympic Bid for 2012? Don't throw those Jags away just yet!!
Twinact is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 09:20
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Back in Blighty...
Posts: 51
May be they can no longer afford them after the Olympic games. They have a big debt problem after the games and not meeting EU rules with regards their economy I believe.
Weren't they paying with Olive Oil?

emitex is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 09:44
  #10 (permalink)  
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Peripatetic
Posts: 10,274
Popeye wouldn´t pay the ransom.......
ORAC is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 10:30
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Zambia
Posts: 101
They prolly want something modern and up to date...
itchy kitchin is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 12:13
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Lincolnshire
Posts: 2,165
Maybe, its because the Plane spotters have the tail numbers and photographs.
ZH875 is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 12:23
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
Posts: 25,583
What does 'prolly' mean? Is it some yoofspeak patois?
BEagle is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 14:59
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Longton, Lancs, UK
Age: 76
Posts: 1,525
Oh c'mon BEagle, u no it prolly means, wivout dowt, probabbly
jindabyne is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 20:12
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Wellingborough
Posts: 7
[\quote]What does 'prolly' mean? Is it some yoofspeak patois?[quote]

My dad layed a patois in our backgarden when i was a kid.

T'was about the same time my mums mother disappeared as well. Always wondered what happened to the old bird.
Kendo Nagasaki is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 20:49
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: uk
Posts: 114
Funny, I thought it was the 'UK of GB & NI' bidding to host the Olympics in 2012, not "England". Silly me...

Rgds
T3
tug3 is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 21:47
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: UK (and now rarely behind enemy lines but still enjoying foreign climes.)
Posts: 1,341
Wrong again tug3! It is LONDON bidding to host the Olympics, not the country. All this claimed economic benefit to the rest of the country (be it England or UK or whatever) is utter nonsense. How can anywhere outside of London benefit?

And as for Lord Coe's puerile nonsense about wanting to host the best games ever. Goodness me! Does he think we're all fools? Country couldn't get the bloody Dome done on time or on budget; Scottish Parliament massively over budget and late; etc etc etc. The rest of the nation will be saddled with the tax bill to pay for LONDON'S Olympics for ever more.

And all because Tony and Cherie want a frickin' ceremony that they can lord it over. Save the cash and heartache ....... pleeeeaaaase!
MrBernoulli is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 22:02
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
Posts: 25,583
Yes - the jockstrapaholics can bugger off to Paris for their running, swimming and throwing things yawndom!

Really hope that London does not get the Olympricks!

And why the heck is some sweaty athlete now a Lord?
BEagle is offline  
Old 24th Nov 2004, 22:41
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Swindonshire
Posts: 1,910
Because he was less successful at politics than at running....

Mr Hague had to find some way of keeping one of the few prominent members of his party who wasn't widely loathed at Westminster, so elevation it was!
Archimedes is online now  
Old 25th Nov 2004, 02:40
  #20 (permalink)  
Psychophysiological entity
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Tweet Rob_Benham Famous author. Well, slightly famous.
Age: 80
Posts: 4,818
Er...is it me, or am I witnessing the most comprehensive thread slippage in the history of...er, threads? Ah, no. Archimedes...must be on the right track.

I was going to beg the question: ARE YOU ALL QUITE, QUITE MAD?

I mean talking about Greek fighter planes. Do you have some hidden desire to be carted off in chains and locked in a jail where the only worthwhile pastime would be to learn Greek?

Talking of Tony, I have a feeling that if it were not for him, some gentle souls would still be fighting for their freedom, having had the temerity to photograph some obsolete kit parked in an obsolete airfield. These people were plane spotters, and I am predisposed to like people that like planes, wether they fly them or not.

I am also predisposed not to forget the bizarre treatment of these people by a country who's desire is to be part of a group of free nations.
Loose rivets is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.