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by sunstersun
11 Jun 2019, 20:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/pentagon-gets-88-discount-in-34-billion-f-35-jet-deal-idUSKCN1TB27T 81 mil a plane next year. Lower than 80 the next 2 years. Also Turkey is getting booted from the F-35 program, so that means countries like Poland can get planes on a way accelerate...
by sunstersun
18 Jan 2019, 09:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 07:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

see edit. Thanks, not doubting you but would really like to see that in black and white in from an offical source A couple I used https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514284.pdf ANALYZING THE MULTI-NATIONAL COOPERATIVE ACQUISITION ASPECT OF THE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF) PROGRAM http://www.au...
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 07:24
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Intern ... rs-from-US

Hurray for Japan!

although this does put their domestic jet program into question.
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 04:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Have you got a source for that? Every single source I’ve come across makes no mention of royalties, but does go to show the level of input into the program as an example,being a their one partner also did not commit you to actually buying the aircraft. Just you level of development but if you have ...
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 02:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

UK is the only partner that gets royalties for every FMS purchase. On top of the fact that the a greater portion of the F-35B is produced by the UK. nice What royalties? All FMS is that the items are actually ordered by the US DOD and generally making use of economies of scale available to the US. ...
by sunstersun
26 Nov 2018, 20:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

UK is the only partner that gets royalties for every FMS purchase.

On top of the fact that the a greater portion of the F-35B is produced by the UK.

nice
by sunstersun
29 Oct 2018, 04:49
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10373 ... acron-news


>Another 90 of the cheaper A variant are planned.

these clowns...
by sunstersun
10 Oct 2018, 01:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10635
Views: 917647
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:
sunstersun wrote:any way i could find out when they're visiting NYC?
Try this Ron, you need to sign up but not sure if it will have Military Vessels showing.

https://www.fleetmon.com/ports/new-york_usnyc_1824/


Thanks.


Ron?
by sunstersun
09 Oct 2018, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10635
Views: 917647
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

any way i could find out when they're visiting NYC?
by sunstersun
03 Oct 2018, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10635
Views: 917647
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Also the seven years war basically KO'd France's chance of lingua franca. Secured English for all of history. That's crazy to think about. Offtopic a bit, don't you think? And I disagree, it was WW1 not Seven-Years War... nah, it was the Seven Years War. That war ensured that NA would speak English...
by sunstersun
03 Oct 2018, 06:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10635
Views: 917647
Location: United States of America

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

I know things are gloomy around here with the cuts and stuff, but c'mon guys. How many countries can say they have flown a fifth generation plane off a carrier? The answer is two. France won't till 2040. China probably will around 2025. Russia good luck. India good luck. The F-35 is a top 2 bare min...
by sunstersun
20 Sep 2018, 06:41
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

The money is a giant problem, but the politics is much much much much much much much much much much much much much much much much much much more problematic than money. Clausewitz theories on war - war is a politics by other means rings true here. Fundamentally at the core of a military is the peopl...
by sunstersun
20 Sep 2018, 03:56
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

Germany is being very unreasonable here. They could have asked about the integration a long time ago, but they didn't. Coulda been done by now really. Just more military irresponsibility that plagues the German military. Next they're going to sacrifice capability and up costs(not buy the F-35) becau...
by sunstersun
19 Sep 2018, 11:45
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

Good to hear, I am curious about why the (quite) drastic change and how they can afford the extra airframes. Gives me hope that we'll change our minds about only getting 48 ;) Costs go down, capability goes up and it becomes politically possible to support expansion People will hitch their wagon to...
by sunstersun
19 Sep 2018, 07:29
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

Report: Netherlands looking at nearly doubling the size of its planned F35 fleet from 37 to 67 jets

by sunstersun
15 Aug 2018, 22:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Merlin helicopters
Replies: 398
Views: 42066
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

by sunstersun
14 Aug 2018, 13:36
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

Jdam wrote:Then this shouldn't have any effect on the program.

Does this mean they will lose the engine maintenance facility?


It will have a minor impact.

And yes, that engine facility is conditioned on the purchase.
by sunstersun
14 Aug 2018, 02:02
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

in other Turkey related news. https://www.dailysabah.com/americas/201 ... lly-turkey Turkey's probably going to get kicked out the JSF program. NATO withdraw is probably on the table soon enough. Was on twitter earlier, everything F-35 related had masses of salty Turks commenting. Now I know why. S...
by sunstersun
13 Aug 2018, 21:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 4348
Views: 333122
Location: United States of America

Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

in other Turkey related news.

https://www.dailysabah.com/americas/201 ... lly-turkey

Turkey's probably going to get kicked out the JSF program. NATO withdraw is probably on the table soon enough.

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