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23rd Oct 2014, 00:34
Replies: 67
Views: 13,086
Posted By knowitall

Whats the percentage Non-Swedish parts in Gripen...

Whats the percentage Non-Swedish parts in Gripen NG?

the current generation Gripen is 50% USA origin and 25% British


Good luck with those export certificates!
11th Jun 2014, 23:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,649
Posted By knowitall

Re the B1B as a CAS platform An aircraft...

Re the B1B as a CAS platform

An aircraft with the enough fuel to fly from one side of Afghanistan to the other at mach1+ if needed in an emergency is pretty useful.

as is one with enough fuel...
4th Jan 2014, 00:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,301
Posted By knowitall

Probably safer for all concerned than selling...

Probably safer for all concerned than selling them the AVPIN fuel needed to start their Hunters
5th Jun 2012, 16:42
Replies: 5
Views: 3,216
Posted By knowitall

YPF dispute: Argentina runs the risk of becoming...

YPF dispute: Argentina runs the risk of becoming an (http://en.mercopress.com/2012/04/14/ypf-dispute-argentina-runs-the-risk-of-becoming-an-international-pariah-warns-spain)


might help if she...
12th Apr 2012, 14:41
Replies: 33
Views: 6,091
Posted By knowitall

"Is it true that mercedes officially refused to...

"Is it true that mercedes officially refused to support the 'acquired' merc g wagon"

they also attempted to sue Argentina for payment in the German courts only to to be told that foreign military...
5th Feb 2012, 12:48
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,498
Posted By knowitall

"If the Argentines were to use the 40-knot Seacat...

"If the Argentines were to use the 40-knot Seacat type vessels that cruise the River Plate (they may have to borrow some from Uruguay) they could run to Stanley from Buenos Aires in less than 30...
1st Feb 2012, 20:28
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,498
Posted By knowitall

This is an interesting article Giving some...

This is an interesting article Giving some background information as to the motivation behind this latest bout of sabre rattling.

The New Falklands War — MercoPress...
29th Jan 2012, 14:24
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,498
Posted By knowitall

" Do the Argentinian's still have a serviceable...

" Do the Argentinian's still have a serviceable aircraft carrier by the way?"

nope cut up for razor blades in 1999

Their amphibious fleet consists of a t42 minus the sea dart on which they can...
2nd Nov 2011, 14:56
Replies: 36
Views: 10,306
Posted By knowitall

langleybaston "The story is well known in...

langleybaston

"The story is well known in the town. I first heard it in the super bookshop, where Nigger was said to have been present at the unveiling of the memorial in the town centre, but...
12th Oct 2011, 14:15
Replies: 32
Views: 6,456
Posted By knowitall

Fancy a change of career? Liam Fox Business...

Fancy a change of career?

Liam Fox Business Card Generator | Political Scrapbook (http://politicalscrapbook.net/virals/liam-fox-business-card/)
23rd Apr 2011, 22:54
Replies: 30
Views: 4,293
Posted By knowitall

Oil's one of things we should go to war for, our...

Oil's one of things we should go to war for, our entire way of life is dependant on it!

Sunfish

I assume your planning to go and live in a cave with no mains electricity and a wood stove for...
9th Apr 2011, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 6,086
Posted By knowitall

"but who the heck are buying them at what miust...

"but who the heck are buying them at what miust be the bottom of the market, with the glut of equipment available.?"

Chile seem to have the knack of picking up a bargain, the aussies have just...
6th Mar 2011, 18:46
Replies: 202
Views: 23,238
Posted By knowitall

"just look at other fine eurpoean products we...

"just look at other fine eurpoean products we have got - tiger, MRH, tankers - surely we couldn't go wrong going eurpoean."

How are those seasprites working out for you?
1st Mar 2011, 13:59
Replies: 98
Views: 14,533
Posted By knowitall

"Can you blame them for being cautious with EUR...

"Can you blame them for being cautious with EUR companies after that mess?"

BP's as American as it is European these days, then there's transocean, haliburton, exxon.....
1st Mar 2011, 08:02
Replies: 98
Views: 14,533
Posted By knowitall

"Then again after the problems with the T900...

"Then again after the problems with the T900 series engines could any serious military person pick the Airbus product?"

t hey US govt seemed happy to buy 737's despite rudder hard overs, lets not...
28th Feb 2011, 21:24
Replies: 30
Views: 2,695
Posted By knowitall

"If the aircraft had been carrying out the role...

"If the aircraft had been carrying out the role in a conspicuous colour scheme, clearly identifying it as civilian, this might not have occurred."

or it might not have occurred because said...
12th Jan 2011, 23:14
Replies: 45
Views: 5,814
Posted By knowitall

You've been beaten to it.... Maxim Brewery ...

You've been beaten to it....

Maxim Brewery Wards Best Bitter (http://www.maximbrewery.co.uk/brands/wards-best-bitter.html)
11th Jan 2011, 20:14
Replies: 1,385
Views: 265,498
Posted By knowitall

The Brazilians aren't daft, whilst they may be...

The Brazilians aren't daft, whilst they may be willing to make noises about South American brotherhood and deny the odd port visit they are not going to risk a trade war with the UK and by extension...
29th Nov 2010, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,790
Posted By knowitall

"But which part of the 'royal' information in...

"But which part of the 'royal' information in that particular cutting is actually a threat to security? Other leaks probably are, but others are probably just embarrassing."

Indeed

So far...
23rd Nov 2010, 15:38
Replies: 200
Views: 38,831
Posted By knowitall

500daystodo what's the alternative? ...

500daystodo

what's the alternative?


Some grinning sh*t of a politician, how does "President Thatcher", or "President Blair" grab you?


no thanks whilst constitutional monarchy is a long...
21st Nov 2010, 21:05
Replies: 105
Views: 17,219
Posted By knowitall

"Sea Harriers at London City, anyone?" don't...

"Sea Harriers at London City, anyone?"

don't imagine the hush kit would cost much..........
20th Nov 2010, 12:25
Replies: 21
Views: 7,225
Posted By knowitall

"therefore something of the Ark will continue to...

"therefore something of the Ark will continue to sail the oceans."

I suspect the phalanx/goalkeeper and various other bits of kit will be recycled onto other RN vessels
7th Oct 2010, 19:47
Replies: 208
Views: 23,667
Posted By knowitall

"1. Give the RN a full complement of 8 Astute...

"1. Give the RN a full complement of 8 Astute submarines.
2. Make a small increase in the Tomahawk order.
3. Build or purchase 64 W80 warheads, mixed yields."

4.The USA point out that they've...
14th Sep 2010, 17:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By knowitall

"the Chilcot Inquiry into the war should...

"the Chilcot Inquiry into the war should recommend action to end a culture of "obsequiousness" among senior military officers which led to them telling politicians what they wanted to hear."
...
4th Aug 2010, 21:32
Replies: 318
Views: 92,793
Posted By knowitall

"The Rafale is on the block 3, soon it will be on...

"The Rafale is on the block 3, soon it will be on the 4, then it will do everything you can ask to an omni-role fighter !"

only 25 years after it first flew, impressive!

Rafale's development...
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