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5th Dec 2010, 22:56
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Posted By mick2088

GrantT I have a politics degree so I kind of know...

GrantT I have a politics degree so I kind of know where you are coming from. I have to agree with Pontius Navigator and also drawing on tucumseh's points. However, I think you might actually struggle...
24th Nov 2010, 10:28
Replies: 209
Views: 45,325
Posted By mick2088

Good idea to rename it the Atlas. There was also...

Good idea to rename it the Atlas. There was also an RAF army co-operation in service in the 1930s called the Atlas (Armstrong-Whitworth), while one of the RAF's Shorts Belfast transporters was...
21st Oct 2010, 20:20
Replies: 2,044
Views: 491,073
Posted By mick2088

Reading hanfimar's piece, certainly. The Times...

Reading hanfimar's piece, certainly. The Times has had letters to the editor about SDSR every day since it was published.
19th Oct 2010, 22:35
Replies: 43
Views: 7,831
Posted By mick2088

The French defence minister Herve Morin recently...

The French defence minister Herve Morin recently told the French parliament that the country is quite keen to work with the UK to develop a "remotely piloted air system" that would also meet that...
19th Oct 2010, 22:04
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

And that goes back to my original comment...

And that goes back to my original comment yesterday. If we don't hold onto it, sell it to the French - a close ally, apparently - they'd be delighted with a cut price carrier and one that meets the...
19th Oct 2010, 16:40
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Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Sorry, typo. F-35s ordered. And yes there was a...

Sorry, typo. F-35s ordered. And yes there was a plan or requirement if you like for an order of 138 F-35Bs, of which, three F-35Bs have been ordered so far. Now they have switched to requiring the...
19th Oct 2010, 15:20
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Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

From the horse's mouth as to speak: "The...

From the horse's mouth as to speak:

"The single carrier will therefore routinely have 12 fast jets [F-35C] embarked for operations while retaining the capacity to deploy up to the 36 previously...
19th Oct 2010, 15:14
Replies: 160
Views: 33,127
Posted By mick2088

MRAF's right. The Sentinel will be binned after...

MRAF's right. The Sentinel will be binned after it has finished operating in Afghanistan. Confirmation that they will buy the Rivet Joint.
19th Oct 2010, 15:02
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

As I said before, sell it to the French. Amazing...

As I said before, sell it to the French. Amazing that though - bring Nimrod and HMS QE together and that's something like 6.0 billion down the drain. Apparantely, it has been announced that there...
19th Oct 2010, 12:20
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Well it was nonsensical to claim that changing...

Well it was nonsensical to claim that changing the dates would aline them to the JSF/JCA entering service because they would have really need to pushed them further. I think that was mostly...
19th Oct 2010, 11:49
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Posted By mick2088

Sgt.Slabber. The production to delivery schedule...

Sgt.Slabber. The production to delivery schedule remains the same as far as I know with multi-year contracts placed two years before each batch of aircraft is delivered, and the first due I think in...
19th Oct 2010, 09:56
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Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

More from the Telegraph... ...

More from the Telegraph...
Navy aircraft carriers not operational for 26 years - Telegraph...
18th Oct 2010, 21:51
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Daily Telegraph... Navy aircraft...

Daily Telegraph...
Navy aircraft carrier will be sold after three years - and never carry jets - Telegraph...
17th Oct 2010, 18:30
Replies: 448
Views: 93,238
Posted By mick2088

Interesting Radio 5 interview with Liam Fox just...

Interesting Radio 5 interview with Liam Fox just now. The interviewer asked specific questions about the carriers, asking him whether the carriers will come into service with no fighters onboard to...
17th Oct 2010, 12:02
Replies: 448
Views: 93,238
Posted By mick2088

Agreed he was ducking and diving not wanting...

Agreed he was ducking and diving not wanting "preempt" what will be announced. But I thought that because he was ducking and diving to the questions, Marr pushed him and got a few replies that could...
17th Oct 2010, 11:09
Replies: 448
Views: 93,238
Posted By mick2088

I got the impression of the exact opposite. I...

I got the impression of the exact opposite. I thought he said they have a [cunning] plan for the aircraft to fly off the carriers and all would be revealed this week, and confirmed that they will...
16th Oct 2010, 11:42
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Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Seems an odd decision given the gap to any new...

Seems an odd decision given the gap to any new aircraft being delivered and getting into service properly. Be interesting to see what they propose to do and whether they will be going with that idea...
15th Oct 2010, 21:30
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Sadly, that might be the harsh result of keeping...

Sadly, that might be the harsh result of keeping the carriers. The Harrier will stay and the Tornado go.

When they talk about the Tornado though - they mean the GR4 don't they: "RAF fight to save...
15th Oct 2010, 13:44
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

The ones that will survive the SDSR cutbacks....

The ones that will survive the SDSR cutbacks. Assuming that they do......
15th Oct 2010, 11:50
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

That makes more sense. Using QE initially with...

That makes more sense. Using QE initially with the Harriers and then equipping the PoW with cat 'n' traps for the F-35C, after which QE could become an amphibious helicopter carrier (mothballed or...
15th Oct 2010, 09:55
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

I read that just a moment ago. Doesn't make it...

I read that just a moment ago. Doesn't make it any clearer does it Orac? On the one hand, he is blasting the lack of capability to cross deck aircraft by sticking to the Dave B, but on the other says...
13th Oct 2010, 15:15
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

Given the speculation in the past (carriers to be...

Given the speculation in the past (carriers to be sold to the Indians, French sharing, F-18s, JSF gone, marinated Typhoons, mothballs), I won't believe it until I see it officially announced next...
9th Oct 2010, 13:28
Replies: 5,926
Views: 1,589,047
Posted By mick2088

I always thought that we should go a similar way...

I always thought that we should go a similar way to the Italians. Yes they are looking at the B, but in part because it will be the only thing that will be capable of operating off their small...
5th Oct 2010, 22:16
Replies: 448
Views: 93,238
Posted By mick2088

LFFC, add to that the stories about a sale of one...

LFFC, add to that the stories about a sale of one to the Indians and then co-sharing with the French.

There's another one now, using the second carrier as a "pared-down floating platform to ferry...
4th Oct 2010, 13:52
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By mick2088

Malaysia requires such a system, but why they'd...

Malaysia requires such a system, but why they'd want to keep it quiet is beyond me and supposedly have not had the finance available. Several states in the Middle East have also expressed interest in...
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