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by Meriv9
07 Jul 2019, 01:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Plus hasn't the strategic situation of Sweden changed? Being in the EU with the Baltics,Polish,Finnish, etc... Etc... Doesn't it mean that they arent a "frontline" nation anymore? Yes in the worse scenario the Baltics will fall in days but it wont be the same cold war scenario, where Swede...
by Meriv9
04 Jul 2019, 22:41
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Type 26 Frigate (City Class) (RN) [News Only]
Replies: 3838
Views: 213842
Location: Italy

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

Amazing how pricey a FREMM actually is, even after 15-20 have been built, to a less than cutting edge design. Goes a long way to explain the success of the T26 with Australia and Canada. Jensy the 20% was calculated against French FREMM a 10% lighter & less capable than the italian version. Dou...
by Meriv9
23 May 2019, 21:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Put it toghether with the italian share and that if the turkish orders gets cancelled we don't know where the engine facility will end. We got at least a significant amount of tech and know how that the french dont have.
by Meriv9
21 May 2019, 16:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Tempest has the tech advantage What tech advantage? The French are building jet's that's as good as Typhoon, and a Drone that has more flight hours than Taranis. A Dassult led consortium has access to very similar tech to a BAE led consortium. We both at least have put hands on a fifth generation l...
by Meriv9
21 May 2019, 01:00
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I think it is realizing that Tempest has the tech advantage and less organizational problems (D/E options). IMHO we can't avoid having two different fighters, not to compete against the US on international markets but because probably we are going to have a rationalization of EU aerospace industry, ...
by Meriv9
10 Apr 2019, 00:19
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

For the VR under Higher G a solution would have been the internal cockpit of the concept P 125 with the pilot laying. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/vectorthrust/images/b/bc/P_125_r1p.png/revision/latest?cb=20131230005725 https://forum.keypublishing.com/filedata/fetch?id=3728821&d=143161263...
by Meriv9
21 Mar 2019, 21:38
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9803
Views: 418024
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Caribbean wrote:The French have the Cassards as well (due to be replaced with FREMM AAW) and the Italians have the Durand de la Penne (for now)


And this will be the substitutes, as posted in the Italian section
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by Meriv9
21 Feb 2019, 09:03
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)
Replies: 1729
Views: 104712
Location: Italy

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

by Meriv9
19 Feb 2019, 02:10
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

IMHO we aren't considering the main stake holder at all. The French program is in poor words a consolation prize by Germans in exchange to the economic hegemony of the continent. So who is the main player we must observe? The german taxpayer. The last time they were asked to save some frenchs, in sp...
by Meriv9
18 Feb 2019, 14:22
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

It's the best foundation tempest could hope for. Italy's combat air is almost identical to the Brits, including the important carriers (unlike the French), and the Swedes have proven they can work with the Brits on the Grippen, and take a very pragmatic approach to balance cost and capability. And ...
by Meriv9
17 Feb 2019, 21:24
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

We just need at least one more EU member (to get the EU funds), it would be better if it is also used the F-35, so the Benelux and/or the Danish. The key IMHO is keeping it simple, we have a tech advantage (thanks to the F-35) in respect to the French team, so they have to risk more to get the same ...
by Meriv9
17 Feb 2019, 19:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I just think market speaks for itself, it doesn't mean that the personal experience is wrong, they are probably correct and still Leonardo and other Italian aerospace companies got their market placement exactly for that cons&pros specially considering that at marketing culture we are probably t...
by Meriv9
22 Jan 2019, 01:22
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104283
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

Understood, yes if i remember correctly the Development Ministry chipped in for 880 for the fleet renovations. 1612. Role 2 support is normally provided at larger unit level, usually of Brigade or larger size, though it may be provided farther forward, depending upon the operational requirements. In...
by Meriv9
22 Jan 2019, 00:59
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104283
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

The price hike there has already been from 844 to 1126 mln. From the initial parlament budget to the Fincantieri Budget. For now the ship is at this stage, no bad news yet. https://upload.forumfree.net/i/ff4031495/48406498_1798684760260470_890411716200890368_n.jpg https://upload.forumfree.net/i/ff40...
by Meriv9
22 Jan 2019, 00:30
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion
Replies: 2204
Views: 104283
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Amphibious Capability - General Discussion

1.1 BLN € was the definitive final price for the Trieste...

853mln for Fincantieri
273mln for Leonardo.
by Meriv9
18 Jul 2018, 02:20
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

I really hope this is the start of 21st century EAP and onto Anglo Japanese/Italian/whoever 6th generation fighter but recent history has me worried:( come on Gavin prove me wrong - please! What other option do we have? Aren't we in a race with the French(because Germans if they survive the team ar...
by Meriv9
10 Jul 2018, 12:29
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

IMHO we (because Italy will be surely onboard, probably also Japan and maybe Korea) must play it as safe as possible. We already have the F-35 for the STVOL plus we have all worked on a 5th generation fighter meanwhile the "Continentals" will have to jump from fourth to sixths. With Italy ...
by Meriv9
11 Jun 2018, 09:18
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9803
Views: 418024
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Without the 10years of logistic support (550€) the PPA should cost

Light 430€ (380£)
Light + 480€
Full 530€
by Meriv9
06 May 2018, 13:48
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

So the problem reside in the work relationship between us Europeans and the Asians.

Then the answer IMHO is Singapore. They have the skill both to manage us westerns and them.

Being Singapore quite small we could assign it the specific job to "make it work" between UK/ITA and KOR/JAP.
by Meriv9
04 May 2018, 09:11
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

I wouldn't say thin. It has passed 30 years from TF start the world economy has changed. Europeans economies like polish or spanish ones have become more relevant. We have the swedish But mostly I would try with the asians. Korea, Japan and Singapore. It would be nice to write South Africa, Brasil, ...
by Meriv9
04 May 2018, 00:52
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

Going back the the RAF next manned platfrom, BAe is far more integrated in the USA than europe and possibly BREXIT will exacerbate this. Whilst a european UCAV is likely to have a UK contribution, isn't more likely that we will continue to follow the US considering we are more in sync with their ti...
by Meriv9
04 May 2018, 00:42
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy SSK?
Replies: 381
Views: 19491
Location: Italy

Re: Royal Navy SSK?

Just curious who are the mandarins?
by Meriv9
29 Apr 2018, 00:56
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1382
Views: 82650
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft General Discussion

Because by how it is right now, Turkey and its neo-ottoman stance is a great risk to us.
Also we have to see how it ends the S-400 vs F-35 situation.

(At least for us italians)
by Meriv9
24 Apr 2018, 18:33
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion
Replies: 9803
Views: 418024
Location: Italy

Re: Current & Future Escorts - General Discussion

Not clear. - Danish ship is build basically on commercial standard, with some enhancements. T26 is not. And, anyhow, I am not saying 7 years is good. French FREMM is taking 5 year from laid-down to commission. T26 is "planned" to take 10 years. Not good. I guess it is just reflecting the ...
by Meriv9
22 Apr 2018, 13:27
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Future Solid Support Ship
Replies: 890
Views: 49496
Location: Italy

Re: Future Solid Support Ship

Wow 450mln for the Tide class? Are they built in commercial standards like the Ocean? Do you plan to do the same for the FSS? Because the 1bln looks tight for 3 ships. Just for reference ,since in your requirements you look for a bigger ship, this is what we are getting for 350€ (4 for the french 2 ...

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