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by inch
15 Sep 2019, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Never heard of the pesco funds personally and I'm sure it not in the team tempest front and center goal ,think they manage without it tbh and I would behave thought the EU wouldn't want UK getting it after leaving it even indirectly
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 19:42
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Ok Japan then but going to be a really really hard to get them onboard with the Americans historical partnership in equipment even if we did throw the kitchen sink at them being Americans have a lot bigger kitchen sinks to push their way , unless as they want a bit more sovereign reliance so too spe...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:36
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Think the Netherlands will always tow the EU line tbh
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:34
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Just thought also maybe the Israels onboard with tempest also but not sure if they would with American influence tbh same goes for Japan truth be known but you never know they might just want a bit more sovereign capacity in future ?
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 18:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Personally my own opinion would be for UK Italy Japan and hopefully Sweden having influence on Brazil with the Saab choice and setting up manufactring in Brazil they joining project and Norway possible Poland , again Poland would get a heck of a lot more out of it than under France / Germany but as ...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 14:08
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6081
Views: 339714

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Can't see them arming them too much tho caribbean ,1) have no cash to spare prob with t31 about to kick off 2) and if did would only be very minor leathality increase lmm maybe ?
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 09:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

A hard choice that for Poland ,it's a political at the end of the day ,stay with france/Germany euro project or go with the naughty British brexitters and upset the French / Germans ,I can't call it tbh both got their merrits for Poland . suppose its just how much the EU machine leans on Poland not ...
by inch
14 Sep 2019, 09:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6081
Views: 339714

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Mmh eight ,think reporter dreaming on that front but nice try I guess ,or I wouldn't put it past government to scrap 3 type 26 and make eight type 31 instead ,you know that's the kind of things they do folks don't cha
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 17:31
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10164
Views: 786022

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Hope they get to allow loads of Canadian public tour of the ship and not just the dignitaries and military folks
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 10:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10368
Views: 535723

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Just a quick one , which is the better radar artisan or this ns100 ?
by inch
13 Sep 2019, 07:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Wonder if apart from courting Japan too join anybody else could be half interested with a credible chance ie tech/finance ?
by inch
11 Sep 2019, 19:35
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10368
Views: 535723

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Is it just me with the feeling the t31 winner is going to be a no show at dsei ?
by inch
10 Sep 2019, 15:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Great for team tempest Italy joining ,much admire the Italians approach to defence equipment ,and great for Italy and great for UK/ sweden ,as italy would get peanuts from the French German alliance
by inch
10 Sep 2019, 15:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Go for it Japan ,you know you want to also :-)
by inch
09 Sep 2019, 15:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Be cool if Japan tho
by inch
08 Sep 2019, 15:46
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10368
Views: 535723

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

It's the t31 announced winner definitely @ dsei this week or just wishful thinking ?
by inch
18 Aug 2019, 17:44
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 10164
Views: 786022

Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

must admit looking forward to watching next programs of hms queen Elizabeth when its aired soonish
by inch
24 Jul 2019, 12:21
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10368
Views: 535723

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Yes Torries are the enemies of defence believe it or not they just like to spin it there not .lobour under hard left wouldn't be better , could even be worse but don't kid you're selfs Torries are dismal
by inch
24 Jul 2019, 12:14
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 259005

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Not sure if t26 derivatives are going to be basis of t45 replacement sometime but I think t45 replacement will go like the other new destroyers and be larger at 170 MTR ISH like the new and up and coming kids on the block so not sure if t26 could be modified so ?
by inch
21 Jul 2019, 13:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 10368
Views: 535723

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

I wonder if this Iran crisis will give anymore input into increase the size of the surface fleet /funding or just a another 2 minutes headlines that defence / fleet size gets forgotten soon as
by inch
21 Jun 2019, 21:28
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3909
Views: 259005

Re: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]

Dam shame t26 would have been a great ship for our American cousins ,well that's it then I quess
by inch
18 Jun 2019, 10:30
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Yes don't know who more up in the tech spec between dassault or bae designs tbh ,both have their own design take I quess but looking at the back end jet of both designs doesn't look that stealthy to me with big engines nozzles out the back even if design of plane is stealthy
by inch
18 Jun 2019, 07:15
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1435
Views: 105185

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Looking like the French changing the nose to accommodate a larger radar than tempest , maybe lessons learned with rafale . someone said looking like a cranked arrow wing which I have no idea what that does or doesn't do for flight compared to tempest ,can't tell if larger or smaller than tempest it'...
by inch
30 May 2019, 15:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]
Replies: 6081
Views: 339714

Re: Type 31 General Purpose Frigate [News Only]

Mmh Let's hope with new pm they go for more t26 instead eh

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