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29th Apr 2019, 12:57
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Posted By golder

They are going for the long body, because they...

They are going for the long body, because they aren't going to mess this up. They are in for the long haul.

It is going to be a proper fit out, the full kit. They are already calling for tenders....
19th Apr 2019, 05:15
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Posted By golder

I don't know where the disagreement is LO? I...

I don't know where the disagreement is LO? I assume like Sweetman, that you agree the 5th gen system is going to get first look, first shoot on the SU-35. F22/F-35 have the SA of the battlespace and...
18th Apr 2019, 09:28
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Posted By golder

Propax get ideas like these from the like of Bill...

Propax get ideas like these from the like of Bill Sweetman and co, Here's Bill professing that the SU was designed to counter stealth and will be dodging all the AIM-120, Meteors and SM-6 to get...
15th Apr 2019, 10:33
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Posted By golder

Propax, Proximity fuse, but we are getting way...

Propax, Proximity fuse, but we are getting way off topic for this thread now. I would encourage you to start a SU-35 thread.

Or if a MOD could move them please?
15th Apr 2019, 04:50
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Posted By golder

A lot of words, Propax. I'll only correct your...

A lot of words, Propax. I'll only correct your first point, re the f-16 pilot and seeing behind. You may find that the wide seat headrest, in an early block without EODS, that restricted his view....
14th Apr 2019, 11:57
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Posted By golder

You shouldn't follow nonsense blogs. You might...

You shouldn't follow nonsense blogs. You might want to google it, but the aesa radar for the f-16 actually saves money on maintenance, over its time and pays for itself
4th Apr 2019, 08:11
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Posted By golder

I would guess both unit cost numbers are right....

I would guess both unit cost numbers are right. It's just depending what unit cost you are quoting.


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3rd Apr 2019, 21:06
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Posted By golder

Not Shanahan's finest hour. So much for the 50%...

Not Shanahan's finest hour. So much for the 50% less CPFH.
Rep Matt Gaetz notes that apparently DOD provided him. Showing that F-15X would cost $27,000-$30,000 per hour. A 90-$100m F-15ex cost
The...
2nd Apr 2019, 23:03
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Posted By golder

You may note that I quoted from my link of one...

You may note that I quoted from my link of one page, on the budget for the F/A-18. To put up a 118 page doc as a throw away, is without merit....
2nd Apr 2019, 11:05
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Posted By golder

If you have something specific you wish to share...

If you have something specific you wish to share out of the 118 page doc. I'd be pleased.
Until then, this may help. It comes out to $83.6M per tail
"The Navy intends to spend about $9.2 billion to...
30th Mar 2019, 02:59
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Posted By golder

I have nothing against Boeing being put on a life...

I have nothing against Boeing being put on a life support drip and honing their skills in the fast jet market. I also think Boeing should have got a large chunk of the F-35. It's not healthy for LM...
28th Mar 2019, 05:37
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Posted By golder

Cost is a U shape, costly at the beginning and...

Cost is a U shape, costly at the beginning and the end. I noticed they aren't using a fly away cost per plane, it will be dearer than the current F-35A.
Did you read your link?
SAR has the cost per...
27th Mar 2019, 10:08
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Posted By golder

So nearly half the price of the F-16 too, at...

So nearly half the price of the F-16 too, at $26,000, the f-35 is $29,000 SAR..what a bargain the f-15x is at $14,500 :ok:
It just goes to show how cheap a paper plane is to fly. It might go up once...
24th Mar 2019, 04:52
Replies: 93
Views: 62,412
Posted By golder

I haven't read your procurement process. I assume...

I haven't read your procurement process. I assume you looked at everything else available. You have had embedded or exchange crew on the E-7a for 6 months. You are going in with your eyes open....
23rd Mar 2019, 08:37
Replies: 93
Views: 62,412
Posted By golder

Probably not a lot, It should come with a pie...

Probably not a lot, It should come with a pie warmer as a standard fit. We were not big on the US Foreman grill. Hopefully the MOU has been written up properly and we can get a percent on FMS sales....
20th Mar 2019, 22:49
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Posted By golder

If only the AF actually wanted the F-15EX....

If only the AF actually wanted the F-15EX. Instead of it being pushed by the appointed Boeing guy.
19th Feb 2019, 08:25
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Posted By golder

It's okay, I'll take it as your opinion, I...

It's okay, I'll take it as your opinion, I thought you had it as a fact. I'm sure the partners would air their displeasure, if it was the case.

It seems that you are using one thing to suggest...
19th Feb 2019, 06:00
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Posted By golder

AFAIK, it is a per tail cost and is right. The...

AFAIK, it is a per tail cost and is right. The block 4 JPO software/hardware is available to all users. What is in question is the "the partners paying for software they are locked out of". It needs...
18th Feb 2019, 23:16
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Posted By golder

Yes, it's per tail whether you want the group...

Yes, it's per tail whether you want the group upgrade or not. In general terms the partners get together and decide on upgrades through the JPO. I don't know how much the FMS have to say. I would...
18th Feb 2019, 10:45
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Posted By golder

The upgrade plan was software every 2 years and...

The upgrade plan was software every 2 years and hardware every 4, through the life of the F-35.
When the development price rose, the MOU had fixed investment from the partners and wasn't of a great...
14th Feb 2019, 00:50
Replies: 51
Views: 31,058
Posted By golder

Out celebrating her new gig?

Out celebrating her new gig?
14th Feb 2019, 00:34
Replies: 5,515
Views: 1,303,240
Posted By golder

SASless, I'm sure a percent in the US will agree...

SASless, I'm sure a percent in the US will agree with you and share your opinions. I've see repeated what you said.

Some would say Trump puts Trump's interests before everything else. The last...
9th Feb 2019, 07:04
Replies: 71
Views: 13,422
Posted By golder

They say the traits of a high functioning...

They say the traits of a high functioning Asperger's, make a good fighter pilot. OCD's for controllers.
6th Feb 2019, 12:24
Replies: 52
Views: 42,721
Posted By golder

This is the latest I've seen ...

This is the latest I've seen
https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/longshot-a-swooping-haawc-for-torpedos-03340/
January 11/19: Boeing tapped for HAAWC integration on P-8A The US Naval Sea Systems...
6th Feb 2019, 08:19
Replies: 52
Views: 42,721
Posted By golder

You may find that there is going to be more work...

You may find that there is going to be more work on a standoff, delivered torpedo option. It's getting too dangerous for close, low level stuff.
The P-8 Poseidon Will Get Winged Torpedoes To Kill...
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