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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2022, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By DuckDodgers

Kind of leads us to the question of, 'what does...

Kind of leads us to the question of, 'what does the next generation attack helicopter look like'. Ditto for next maritime rotorcraft too.......
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2022, 20:03
Replies: 41
Views: 4,495
Posted By DuckDodgers

Superb article in the latest issue of Antares; to...

Superb article in the latest issue of Antares; to précis the end of term score card on U.K. MOD’s NMH programme, “don’t come back this term Airbus (and Bell)”.
...
25th Aug 2022, 17:41
Replies: 289
Views: 76,256
Posted By DuckDodgers

Nail, head, hit. Industry is full of people who...

Nail, head, hit. Industry is full of people who deliver very little but float from company to company before shit catches up with them.
8th Aug 2022, 15:12
Replies: 27
Views: 9,389
Posted By DuckDodgers

Did the patches cost you $28,000 per flight hour...

Did the patches cost you $28,000 per flight hour 🤷🏻‍♂️
22nd Jun 2022, 15:37
Replies: 33
Views: 8,114
Posted By DuckDodgers

I believe there are circa Qty 17 mk58s and Qty...

I believe there are circa Qty 17 mk58s and Qty One T68 with ATAC on lease from Lortie after this recent loss.
16th Jun 2022, 08:29
Replies: 19
Views: 4,282
Posted By DuckDodgers

This is to replace the existing service provision...

This is to replace the existing service provision delivered by 2Excel/Meta with their DA-42 platform to support Collective Training Group. Expect a similar capability to be delivered, QQ likely...
12th Jun 2022, 21:11
Replies: 17
Views: 3,569
Posted By DuckDodgers

Nope, but non-combat coded F-35s and the...

Nope, but non-combat coded F-35s and the additional Block 42s from the TASS add much more effect than either the aforementioned 0.76M jet and Cyrano IV equipped F1s.
12th Jun 2022, 19:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,569
Posted By DuckDodgers

But but we all know the 0.76M wonder jet was the...

But but we all know the 0.76M wonder jet was the answer to the aggressor problem. Oh, hang on a minute……….
23rd May 2022, 16:44
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Here for several weeks apparently. ...

Here for several weeks apparently.
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21st May 2022, 18:41
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Not overly onerous qualifying it nor supporting...

Not overly onerous qualifying it nor supporting it, especially if DIO and SO2 Ranges (or whatever they’re called these days) leaned in, even more so if appropriate ballistic tables and data were...
21st May 2022, 16:51
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

ELGTR. Although if you want to meet the JTAC...

ELGTR. Although if you want to meet the JTAC currency and training requirement it matters not as a bang (regardless of size) is irrelevant.
21st May 2022, 08:55
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

As an organisation I’m sure they’ll navigate this...

As an organisation I’m sure they’ll navigate this concern as they have in Continental Europe. Or they’ll just be smart and operate under MAA purview for any enduring U.K. contract.
21st May 2022, 08:37
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Most likely to support JFACTSU given that their...

Most likely to support JFACTSU given that their subsidiary, Blue Air Training, have been awarded a single source contract to deliver JTAC training by Air Commercial without competition. Most of it...
20th May 2022, 12:09
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Some very interesting lines from General Nahom,...

Some very interesting lines from General Nahom, deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, on May 17, 2022 at the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

“What we’re finding now though is...
17th Apr 2022, 20:00
Replies: 23
Views: 8,797
Posted By DuckDodgers

There was also a very “interesting” US Coast...

There was also a very “interesting” US Coast Guard exchange down in Florida.
10th Apr 2022, 18:12
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

Must have a quality HR department then 🤦‍♂️...

Must have a quality HR department then 🤦‍♂️ Sounds like leadership failure at VP level and above to me regardless of department.
10th Apr 2022, 14:39
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

One has to wonder then why changes have not been...

One has to wonder then why changes have not been made to the SLT by their new owners. It’s very unusual that the status quo remains.
10th Apr 2022, 09:40
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

Noticed this earlier, unsurprising then that they...

Noticed this earlier, unsurprising then that they don’t state they’ve lost the Curacao 🇨🇼 contract....
9th Apr 2022, 16:19
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

That is absolutely appalling. I’m surprised folk...

That is absolutely appalling. I’m surprised folk haven’t taken legal action. Seems like a fundamental failure regard the basics.
9th Apr 2022, 08:13
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Final year of a 5 year IDIQ not being executed,...

Final year of a 5 year IDIQ not being executed, Nellis as a Task Order location not being competed under CAF CAS. ACC taking note of Congressional direction to return Aggressors in-house at Nellis...
8th Apr 2022, 16:42
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

Someone has an issue with the U.K. legal entity...

Someone has an issue with the U.K. legal entity which is, for all intents and purposes, CAvS rebranded with no leadership changes.
8th Apr 2022, 07:56
Replies: 40
Views: 8,406
Posted By DuckDodgers

Nellis - Draken Adversary Contract

Interesting turn of events. Appears it won't be competed for under CAF CAS either.

Adversary Air Contract For Nellis AFB Won't Be Renewed...
5th Apr 2022, 08:29
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Good question, I presume it is still a thing? ...

Good question, I presume it is still a thing? Read elsewhere that there are some interesting developments with ACC too.
31st Mar 2022, 15:26
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

What live weapon expenditure? All the JFACTSU...

What live weapon expenditure? All the JFACTSU hot drop element will done overseas.
21st Mar 2022, 14:07
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Why would anyone look to acquire surplus Hawk T1?...

Why would anyone look to acquire surplus Hawk T1? There are much better and lower hour / lower FI variants available to acquire if you were that desperate to operate Hawk. Next contract in the UK...
25th Feb 2022, 21:17
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

No, I very much mean the Interim Red Air Contract.

No, I very much mean the Interim Red Air Contract.
24th Feb 2022, 17:01
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Senior officer signing off on what? The...

Senior officer signing off on what? The commercial element? The certification base to enable ops in the DAE? Located where? Air Command? MAA? TAA appointed? Organisational approvals applied for...
21st Feb 2022, 17:55
Replies: 46
Views: 6,922
Posted By DuckDodgers

It’s really not difficult to grasp, Chinook is...

It’s really not difficult to grasp, Chinook is owned & funded by the Land TLB so from a Center perspective it is an Army helicopter; the new F models acquired under FMS were also funded from the Land...
21st Feb 2022, 09:15
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Only info ever published appears to be the result...

Only info ever published appears to be the result of a FOI request. Even under SSQDC procurement rules a transparency notice should have been pushed, either way MSASS was valued at £198,688,602 for 5...
21st Feb 2022, 06:59
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

I’ve never seen a contract notice for it nor a...

I’ve never seen a contract notice for it nor a contract value issued by MOD. Certainly not in transparency data either.

The PIN said Summer 22 so I went for mid Q3, it could easily be 30 September...
20th Feb 2022, 21:35
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

Now that is a mighty fine question! One would...

Now that is a mighty fine question! One would hope a transparency notice is published on the DSP if it does get signed off, 6 months until service delivery 🤔🤔. Then again, there was zero transparency...
17th Feb 2022, 11:10
Replies: 416
Views: 97,719
Posted By DuckDodgers

It will be interesting to see what MUSTANG...

It will be interesting to see what MUSTANG delivers within NGOT as both are constituent parts to Phase 2 delivering:

1) Next Gen Aggressor.
2) Next Gen EW.
3) A silent target for renegade /...
14th Feb 2022, 08:59
Replies: 115
Views: 33,613
Posted By DuckDodgers

Complete nonstory and definitely not a service...

Complete nonstory and definitely not a service matter. This isn't the scandal you are looking for, move along.........
24th Jan 2022, 18:45
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By DuckDodgers

About time! Threshold requirements easily...

About time! Threshold requirements easily delivered today, not overly difficult to deliver the objective if you can address SW&P and cooling for the host air system.
21st Jan 2022, 16:50
Replies: 33
Views: 8,632
Posted By DuckDodgers

It appears the glorious 30nm figure quoted by our...

It appears the glorious 30nm figure quoted by our experts here appears to be the Grifo 7 version that’s in the Pakistani Chengdu J-7 installation 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️ which is at best what, 80 Watt average power...
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