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16th Feb 2017, 19:27
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Posted By Bastardeux

May someone direct me to the application for this?

May someone direct me to the application for this?
11th Jul 2016, 15:02
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

MSOCS, I think we're dancing around each-other's...

MSOCS, I think we're dancing around each-other's point. I'm not trying to make mystic meg style predictions about the future; the point that I'm taking issue with is that there was a concerted effort...
11th Jul 2016, 14:53
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

That's interesting to know, pasta. Is that the...

That's interesting to know, pasta. Is that the case for the X47? Would that also be the case if it was bringing back a weapons load of the same weight expected of the F35?
11th Jul 2016, 14:37
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

A V22 AEW was what I was referring to...not...

A V22 AEW was what I was referring to...not cheap.

And you've hinted exactly at what I was trying to get at originally by saying the RN has its own priorities re the carrier, rather than looking...
11th Jul 2016, 13:53
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

Would conversion of the carriers be more...

Would conversion of the carriers be more expensive than conversion of the tankers + the cost of developing a bespoke AEWAC capability for the carriers?

There's also the intangible cost of not...
11th Jul 2016, 12:53
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

Interesting that it was specifically stated that...

Interesting that it was specifically stated that the C variant is not an option. It makes me want to don my tin foil hat and question the political motivations behind such a comment.
10th Feb 2016, 07:05
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

The price or technological shortfalls aren't...

The price or technological shortfalls aren't going to be the demise of this programme; the two winners of the New Hampshire primary on the other hand?...Trump has suggested he'll 'fire' it, and...
23rd Nov 2015, 18:48
Replies: 322
Views: 96,750
Posted By Bastardeux

I knew it was only a matter of time before the...

I knew it was only a matter of time before the cynicism of Pprune took hold! The thing I find interesting is that all these plans have been made on an assumption of a flat budget after 2020, so the...
3rd Nov 2015, 20:15
Replies: 367
Views: 91,920
Posted By Bastardeux

Yeah, as late as 2025...how they're rumoured to...

Yeah, as late as 2025...how they're rumoured to be planning on manning the back seats, I have no idea. All rumours of course...

3 weeks and counting to some much needed certainty.
3rd Nov 2015, 18:28
Replies: 367
Views: 91,920
Posted By Bastardeux

Against every rumour in the Air Force then...

Against every rumour in the Air Force then...
1st Nov 2015, 15:23
Replies: 59
Views: 16,279
Posted By Bastardeux

Totally agree. Maybe we've reached a watershed...

Totally agree. Maybe we've reached a watershed moment?
1st Nov 2015, 14:17
Replies: 59
Views: 16,279
Posted By Bastardeux

Does it not depend on what the actual outcome of...

Does it not depend on what the actual outcome of binning the P8 actually means? For example, if they've decided that the P1 is in fact the better solution for the task and british industry, then I'd...
26th Oct 2015, 21:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,285
Posted By Bastardeux

Apparently we have 2 of them about to start on...

Apparently we have 2 of them about to start on 72...Sum Ting Wong and Wei Tu Lo
24th Oct 2015, 16:00
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

As I understand it, there are an awful lot of...

As I understand it, there are an awful lot of things ready to go on Typhoon; we're just counting down to the expirey date of a certain development sharing contract. I think there's a strong desire to...
16th Oct 2015, 12:39
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bastardeux

Nope, but going from 6 (as per SDSR2010's FF2020)...

Nope, but going from 6 (as per SDSR2010's FF2020) to 12 is; or alternatively, going from 5 to 10 Typhoon squadrons is also a doubling...smarty pants.

Andyy, I know that the cynicism of pprune...
15th Oct 2015, 21:54
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bastardeux

Getting rid of Tranche 1 is so 2010, Melchett....

Getting rid of Tranche 1 is so 2010, Melchett. Latest gen is to keep tranche 1 plus some additional new build aircraft. The FF2020 was based on significantly less money than what is now expected by...
15th Oct 2015, 18:04
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bastardeux

Well how else do you expect them to operate an...

Well how else do you expect them to operate an extra 5 fast jet squadrons?
15th Oct 2015, 07:18
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bastardeux

I meant "get away with" in the sense of...

I meant "get away with" in the sense of presenting a wish list to the treasury and coming away with pretty much everything.

I think the one certainty is that an MPA announcement is imminent.

I...
14th Oct 2015, 22:04
Replies: 27
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bastardeux

Hmm, it all seems a little inconsistent to me... ...

Hmm, it all seems a little inconsistent to me...

The MoD has a bit more money to spend now, not a vast, unspendable sum, but more nonetheless. Did I hear that hiring 2,500 more personnel will cost...
11th Oct 2015, 20:04
Replies: 12
Views: 6,253
Posted By Bastardeux

70% of Russian air strikes have been on targets...

70% of Russian air strikes have been on targets outside of IS controlled areas. Still so progressive?
7th Oct 2015, 18:57
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

“Absolutely, we’re looking at concepts for the...

“Absolutely, we’re looking at concepts for the integration of a [email protected] weapon onto the F-35,”

Oh give me a f**king break. It hasn't even fired a sidewinder yet.
15th Sep 2015, 20:43
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

I couldn't find the other article that I first...

I couldn't find the other article that I first read it, but here is another link, same quotes from the same officer though...
...
15th Sep 2015, 18:00
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,963,762
Posted By Bastardeux

I read today that the US are getting, at most,...

I read today that the US are getting, at most, 60% serviceability rates, and rarely do they reach that figure. :eek:

Real value for money.
12th Sep 2015, 09:10
Replies: 367
Views: 91,920
Posted By Bastardeux

Wait. Time and again, the only thing I ever hear...

Wait. Time and again, the only thing I ever hear from people is that our biggest procurement problem is that some of our most important capabilities aren't put up for a proper tendering process; but...
11th Sep 2015, 18:16
Replies: 61
Views: 12,534
Posted By Bastardeux

...or of course the most likely to go it alone in...

...or of course the most likely to go it alone in the future, the United States. India's attempt at an indigenous fighter is akin to that time Homer Simpson designed a car.
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