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3rd Jan 2016, 23:16
Replies: 159
Views: 41,187
Posted By Lowe Flieger

At first glance I found this news item a bit...

At first glance I found this news item a bit puzzling. Having thought about it a bit more and read other opinions, I am still unsure what Germany's objectives are, nor why it is Germany that is...
16th May 2015, 14:16
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

?Lockheed not ditching agile fighter designs -...

?Lockheed not ditching agile fighter designs - 5/13/2015 - Flight Global (http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-not-ditching-agile-fighter-designs-412288/)

There appears to be some...
8th Mar 2015, 16:53
Replies: 87
Views: 18,405
Posted By Lowe Flieger

One-week study re-affirms A-10 retirement...

One-week study re-affirms A-10 retirement decision: USAF - 3/6/2015 - Flight Global (http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/one-week-study-re-affirms-a-10-retirement-decision-usaf-409888/)

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2nd Mar 2015, 18:31
Replies: 416
Views: 123,351
Posted By Lowe Flieger

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/556008-uk-...

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/556008-uk-conducted-6-air-strikes-against-isis.html#post8856739

Defence is not on the election radar (see similar post linked above). Some recent...
7th Feb 2015, 19:27
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

GK121: 'F35C is doomed' certainly wasn't...

GK121:

'F35C is doomed' certainly wasn't what I intended to say, and having checked my post I don't think that is what I said. The USN and USMC are going to get and operate F35Cs. But I still...
6th Feb 2015, 18:41
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

ORAC: You could almost be forgiven for...

ORAC:

You could almost be forgiven for thinking the USN is taking F35Cs under duress rather than of choice... which I think is exactly what is happening. A year or so ago they took an option on...
6th Feb 2015, 16:46
Replies: 36
Views: 7,661
Posted By Lowe Flieger

I sometimes find this sort of Select Committee...

I sometimes find this sort of Select Committee auditing of government affairs a little disingenuous. On the one hand parliament slashes the funding that would make doing more achievable, whilst...
22nd Dec 2014, 14:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Yes, tempus seems to fugit ever more rapidly the...

Yes, tempus seems to fugit ever more rapidly the more of it that passes.

A brilliant aircraft that might just spawn a successor, you never know:

NASA launches study for Skunk Works SR-72...
15th Dec 2014, 17:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,303
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Practice QRA is a possible answer. Saw something...

Practice QRA is a possible answer. Saw something similar near to home in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics, although the slow moving 'target' being circled in that case was a small light aircraft...
15th Oct 2014, 16:21
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

A report from Defense News. It states that a root...

A report from Defense News. It states that a root cause of the June engine failure has been identified and a deal has been struck for the modification, as well as costings for LRIP 7:


Pentagon,...
13th Oct 2014, 00:13
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

According to a 16 September article in The...

According to a 16 September article in The Washington Post, Air Force Lt. Gen. Bogdan was quoted as commenting: "..the F-35 had been through a series of maneuvers that were aggressive but all within...
10th Oct 2014, 16:54
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Found this news item from a Hartford newspaper...

Found this news item from a Hartford newspaper which suggests the root cause has not been isolated yet, but P&W expect to announce a fix by the end of October. The USMC's IOC will not be adversely...
15th Sep 2014, 16:07
Replies: 411
Views: 59,691
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Sorry, another economic point. Robert Peston...

Sorry, another economic point. Robert Peston gives his view on what Mr Salmond would have to do on Friday morning to prevent a run on Scottish banks:

BBC News - How Scotland can avoid a credit...
15th Sep 2014, 13:42
Replies: 411
Views: 59,691
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Below is a link to a BBC piece from a few months...

Below is a link to a BBC piece from a few months back.

View on US option is, broadly, technically possible, politically and strategically undesirable.

If the divorce happens and if Trident is...
15th Sep 2014, 12:56
Replies: 411
Views: 59,691
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Yes, it does rather look like the Westminster...

Yes, it does rather look like the Westminster establishment had seen early opinion polls and rather complacently decided nothing much needed to be attended to. It has now gone into full Cpl Jones...
11th Sep 2014, 00:47
Replies: 411
Views: 59,691
Posted By Lowe Flieger

A complex and emotional issue. I am not a Scot,...

A complex and emotional issue. I am not a Scot, nor do I live in Scotland so I do not have a say, only opinions. So a series of observations from a UK citizen:

This is a democratic process and the...
29th Jun 2014, 11:50
Replies: 14
Views: 4,886
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Conflict in the middle east invariably involves...

Conflict in the middle east invariably involves belligerent rhetoric. Unrealistic claims of military capability are therefore not unknown. In this case it may be either to try to spook the insurgents...
24th May 2014, 15:14
Replies: 82
Views: 10,997
Posted By Lowe Flieger

A tricky question. The answer you get starts with...

A tricky question. The answer you get starts with the objectives you are trying to meet. For example:

1. Provide the best possible equipment for your forces?
2. Acquire them at the most...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2014, 15:06
Replies: 275
Views: 21,535
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Dividing up what has been united for so long will...

Dividing up what has been united for so long will be a complex task. This is especially true of defence where the starting point for an independent Scotland's requirement should be a strategic...
27th Jan 2014, 17:57
Replies: 14
Views: 4,132
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Cause for ALARM?

RAF retires ALARM missile ? FighterControl ? Home to the Military Aviation Enthusiast (http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=287&t=92409)

The link relates to a report on another...
27th Dec 2013, 16:31
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Article: Will the F-35 Dominate the Skies?

Commentary: Will the F-35 Dominate the Skies? | The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/will-the-f-35-dominate-the-skies-9618)

A link to an article I found on Aviation Week's...
21st Dec 2013, 17:41
Replies: 46
Views: 9,826
Posted By Lowe Flieger

PW wrote:Maybe they really want F35 and believe...

PW wrote:Maybe they really want F35 and believe the urgency has diminished so are prepared to risk waiting for it. Relations with Iran may continue to improve... or they may not. I'm sure they can't...
21st Dec 2013, 13:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,240
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Reinforces other recent articles about the lack...

Reinforces other recent articles about the lack of choice for new fighters a few short years from now. Unless new orders keep Eagles and Super Hornets in production, the choices (excluding Russian or...
20th Dec 2013, 19:48
Replies: 46
Views: 9,826
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Pity. Typhoon's future enhancement could depend...

Pity. Typhoon's future enhancement could depend on a larger customer base... and its customer base might be enlarged by enhancements.

Does anyone have any idea how Typhoon is priced relative to...
25th Sep 2013, 18:09
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,460
Posted By Lowe Flieger

Angus Batey - weblog / archive...

Angus Batey - weblog / archive (http://www.angusbatey.com/index.php?id=770&category=blog)

The link is to an item I came across courtesy of Aviation Weeks' Ares blog.

According to this reading...
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