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Egypt procure Rafale

Old 7th Feb 2015, 19:44
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Egypt procure Rafale

24 a/c according to this.

http://rafalenews.********.co.uk/201....html?spref=tw
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 03:40
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Server not found

Firefox can't find the server at rafalenews.********.co.uk.
Try obtaining the complete URL and posting that.

Copy/pasting a truncated URL does not work.
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 05:57
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It's PPRuNe that automatically destroys the URL for certain websites, not the OP's fault.
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OK, try this http://rafalenews.********.co.uk/

Url snafu, wont allow 'I have a low IQ and haven't figured this out yet' that's the answer!!
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Snafu, substitute b-l-o-g-s-p-o-t for the asterisks, pesky intelligent url police !
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Old 8th Feb 2015, 19:28
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Well done the French. That should help keep the production line open a bit longer. Hope they manage to actually deliver the ships or St Nazaire is going to look like 1942 again.
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Egypt is joining Brazil, the UAE, Algeria, and India in buying the Rafale then?

All have said they will at one time or another, and I'll believe Egypt's buy when I see it.
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Egypt is joining Brazil, the UAE, Algeria, and India in buying the Rafale then?

All have said they will at one time or another, and I'll believe Egypt's buy when I see it.
Agree, until I see them flying with other nations (and not painted up for an airshow) then I will believe it. What for 3 years the India sale has been "under negotiation"?
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Old 9th Feb 2015, 16:21
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"or St Nazaire is going to look like 1942 again."

WHAT???

Full of German warships and being bombed bythe RAF every night.............
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Old 9th Feb 2015, 16:56
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Rafale (French pronunciation: ​[ʁafal], squall)
Given its name, is all this talk with the Egyptians a load of wind?

French twin-engine, canard delta-wing, multirole fighter aircraft ... equipped with a wide range of weapons, the Rafale is intended to perform air supremacy, interdiction, reconnaissance, and nuclear strike missions.
Oh dear, selling the Egyptians "nuclear capable aircraft." I suppose we can expect the usual suspects
  • Greens & Huggy Fluffs & Israelis & Anti-Nuke idiots of a general sort & pacifist of a general sort
to mount a boisterous opposition to this proposed deal. Let the games begin!
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Full of German warships and being bombed bythe RAF every night.............
I was thinking more of the shipping being piled up all higgledy-piggledy after Op Chariot.

The Air Force, God bless 'em, tended mostly to miss at that stage in the war.
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Egypt is joining Brazil, the UAE, Algeria, and India in buying the Rafale then?
I see they have just jumped into bed with the Russians. Could this be a bargaining ploy?
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Well they seem to have used the last bit of kit the US sent them...

US delivers Apache helicopters to Egypt - Al Jazeera English

Egypt deploys long-delayed U.S. Apaches for major strikes on ISIL strongholds - World Tribune | World Tribune
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 12:37
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France, Qatar seal 6.3 billion euro Rafale fighter jet deal - The Economic Times

After the recent announcement of 24 jets for Egypt and 36 for India, it looks like Qatar is now signing up for 24 as well. Confidence is high that 60 jets for UAE might also come back to the table.

Very quiet in the Eurofighter camp.
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And of course, being Jewish, against nuclear proliferation or being a pacifist makes you an idiot..aka Einstein

I'll give you one thing, you are good at pigeon-holing. A pity that by doing so you make your own slot...
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 13:46
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Oh dear, selling the Egyptians "nuclear capable aircraft." I suppose we can expect the usual suspects
Greens & Huggy Fluffs & Israelis & Anti-Nuke idiots of a general sort & pacifist of a general sort
to mount a boisterous opposition to this proposed deal. Let the games begin!
Nah,
The objections will come from the US DoD and Congressional minions as to why the F-35 wasn't selected.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 14:39
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Arrow

The French President will move to Doha on May 4th to sign the contract !

Many years of hard work now rewarded, so great, we all fly to the ceiling honestly...

Now back to prepare the arrival of those magnificent jets... That's a reminder of the 70s when those big deals were happening monthly - for those who were teenagers at the time
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Many years of hard work now rewarded, so great, we all fly to the ceiling honestly...
And only a couple of years help from Obama.
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And of course, being Jewish, against nuclear proliferation or being a pacifist makes you an idiot..aka Einstein
If you knew how to read and comprehend the English language, you'd know that the only group given the added character of idiots were the anti-nukes. The rest would have their own objections for their own reasons. Now, go read the sentence again, this time for comprehension. (It was also a bit of hyperbole, unless that flew over thine head as well.) That is often used as a form of humor, in case you weren't sure.
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