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3rd May 2019, 22:57
Replies: 103
Views: 43,900
Posted By Jackonicko

I rarely find myself agreeing with Jacob Rees...

I rarely find myself agreeing with Jacob Rees Mogg, but his tweet:

"The security issue is not who leaked but Huawei." seems to be on the money.

He subsequently said the same on LBC. "A leak...
2nd May 2019, 11:19
Replies: 103
Views: 43,900
Posted By Jackonicko

I couldn’t disagree more with Asturias’ opinion...

I couldn’t disagree more with Asturias’ opinion that Gavin Williamson was just: “Another useless UK career politician who can't tell the difference between his own career and the UK's interest.” I’d...
26th Feb 2019, 01:08
Replies: 218
Views: 64,041
Posted By Jackonicko

1) Typhoon AESA will be in service (with Kuwait)...

1) Typhoon AESA will be in service (with Kuwait) next year
2) Typhoon AESA has a repositioner, unlike any of the first gen AESAs you list......
20th Feb 2019, 00:33
Replies: 2
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jackonicko

What a tragic waste. RIP Wing Commander Sahil...

What a tragic waste. RIP Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi (Surya Kiran 7). Let's wish Wg Cdr Vijay Shelke and Sqn Ldr Tejeshwar Singh a speedy recovery.

There is video of the contact between the two...
15th Feb 2019, 00:02
Replies: 16
Views: 5,289
Posted By Jackonicko

One can only applaud this sensible (if highly...

One can only applaud this sensible (if highly regrettable) fix to the immediate issue of Typhoon force manning. Just wait until Kuwait and Qatar's Typhoon forces stand up. There are already a really...
9th Feb 2019, 19:18
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

Thumbs up He certainly seems to be very highly regarded.

He certainly seems to be very highly regarded.
6th Feb 2019, 14:25
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

The crews for the last mission: ...

The crews for the last mission:
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"The aircrew on the LHS does not wish to be...
6th Feb 2019, 14:11
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

Jacko got confused......

Jacko got confused......
6th Feb 2019, 11:47
Replies: 52
Views: 42,737
Posted By Jackonicko

Though the P-8 can operate at low level, it isn't...

Though the P-8 can operate at low level, it isn't optimised for that environment, and was supposed to use MAC and HAAWK to allow it to operate from higher altitude. Neither have yet completed testing...
6th Feb 2019, 06:44
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

I agree about the Daily Mail - it's a dreadful...

I agree about the Daily Mail - it's a dreadful rag. As I said before, I merely reported what it reported, and expressed my belief that they 'got it wrong.'

I don't believe that the tangoed oaf's...
6th Feb 2019, 06:22
Replies: 52
Views: 42,737
Posted By Jackonicko

It's by no means clear which buoys are fielded as...

It's by no means clear which buoys are fielded as of now.
5th Feb 2019, 22:19
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

Have you been talking to DCOM OPS, Easy Street?...

Have you been talking to DCOM OPS, Easy Street? Air Marshal Atha said much the same thing today!

Warmest congratulations to Chris S on receiving his 6,000 hours badge today.

6,000 hours. In...
4th Feb 2019, 14:42
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

I'm not endorsing that view, merely reporting it....

I'm not endorsing that view, merely reporting it. I do not work for any of the listed media organisations, and I have no particular 'axe to grind' against the President, though it does sadden me that...
4th Feb 2019, 14:20
Replies: 52
Views: 42,737
Posted By Jackonicko

Slightly concerning? My understanding...

Slightly concerning?



My understanding is that there is a real shortage of coherent (as opposed to impulsive) active buoys, and that the failure to complete MAC testing is as much down to this...
4th Feb 2019, 09:57
Replies: 52
Views: 42,737
Posted By Jackonicko

http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2018/pdf/nav...

http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2018/pdf/navy/2018p8a.pdf

FY2018 rather than 2017
2nd Feb 2019, 18:09
Replies: 26
Views: 5,901
Posted By Jackonicko

The original triple launcher (as used on Tornado)...

The original triple launcher (as used on Tornado) was just for three Brimstone. That is the new Cobham Common Weapons Launcher, which can also mount a pair of Paveway IVs.
2nd Feb 2019, 00:25
Replies: 26
Views: 5,901
Posted By Jackonicko

Typhoon first operational sortie with MBDA Brimstone 2

The RAF’s Typhoon Force flew its first operational sortie carrying the new-to-Typhoon MBDA Brimstone 2 precision attack missile on 30 January 2019.

See Justin Reuter's Twitter Feed for a video. ...
2nd Feb 2019, 00:02
Replies: 395
Views: 212,931
Posted By Jackonicko

At one time that was being mooted, to allow the...

At one time that was being mooted, to allow the tempo to be maintained. My understanding is that this is no longer the case, and the very unconfirmed rumour is that Trump's announcement of the US...
1st Feb 2019, 23:58
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jackonicko

It came to naught (if that's what you're asking)...

It came to naught (if that's what you're asking) because it wasn't considered enough of a priority to justify developing a new pod - acquiring the French pod may have been problematic in that it...
1st Feb 2019, 14:23
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jackonicko

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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MS-110 pod for Typhoon...
30th Jan 2019, 17:16
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jackonicko

Absolutely - I was looking for opinion and...

Absolutely - I was looking for opinion and interesting insight on what is clearly a contentious issue, and upon which even senior officers are not agreed.

The wide body question in italics was not...
29th Jan 2019, 12:39
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jackonicko

If we were talking about tactics when using...

If we were talking about tactics when using RAPTOR, or the exact performance parametrics of the DB-110 sensor, or any performance limitations imposed by carriage, then you'd have a point.

But the...
28th Jan 2019, 18:10
Replies: 23
Views: 5,281
Posted By Jackonicko

Tornado RAPTOR - how much of a capability gap?

So how big a capability gap will the withdrawal of Raptor leave?

At the 10 January IOC ‘event’ (and previously), a number of people said that Raptor is still very much required, and that it is...
21st Jan 2019, 10:49
Replies: 116
Views: 53,884
Posted By Jackonicko

The Jane's video, with the impressive Gareth...

The Jane's video, with the impressive Gareth Jennings fronting, does say that France has been looking at 4 design concepts.

I find it interesting that French attention seems to have switched from...
19th Jan 2019, 18:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,266
Posted By Jackonicko

Another newspaper said: "Air Chief Marshal...

Another newspaper said:

"Air Chief Marshal Sir Anthony Skingsley, who has died aged 85, was an RAF pilot whose rare combination of talents led to a long career and a series of influential posts...
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