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by Meriv9
17 Sep 2019, 11:16
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Royal Navy Gunnery Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 10610
Location: Italy

Re: 76mm Oto Melara

I think you guys are making this too complicated :lol:
Do like us, easy and fast
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I must specify Im 29 years old and this is the first meme of my life :D
by Meriv9
16 Sep 2019, 10:46
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:PESCO (now)+ Defence Fund (building up) = a cookie jar... another one (paid in by all; funds withdrawn by ' the few')


Wondering if the cookie jar concept will push the sells. When Netherlands&Co will see that they are regardless paying for FCAS&Tempest how will they react?
by Meriv9
15 Sep 2019, 23:08
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Then how are we going to achieve production numbers without multinational bun fights? It is a high-risk high reward because if the bun fight (thanks for teaching me a new word :D ) goes right we got the snowball effect of "mass" production no? I think this time is going to be even worse (b...
by Meriv9
15 Sep 2019, 22:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Just one post before I wrote that we shouldn't focus on Pesco funds, but that doesn't mean they arent important. PESCO funds are an irrelevance. 500m EUR spread across every defence project going is going to mean next to bugger all for combat air, and what little there is will get siphoned off by F...
by Meriv9
15 Sep 2019, 19:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Just one post before I wrote that we shouldn't focus on Pesco funds, but that doesn't mean they arent important.
by Meriv9
15 Sep 2019, 16:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

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 If for now they are "negligible" https://thedefensepost....
by Meriv9
14 Sep 2019, 23:02
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Exactly I think we shouldnt focus on Pesco funds, in worst case we can get someone like Slovenia inside as Jfoulke wrote. Plus there is a high chance that you would be included in Pesco, Mogherini said that outsiders would be evaluated case by case and I don't think the continent wants to distance i...
by Meriv9
14 Sep 2019, 17:40
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

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 Meriv9
14 Sep 2019, 01:06
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Don't we have an advantage for Benelux/Poland/Norway since they all adopted the F-35?
by Meriv9
10 Sep 2019, 10:44
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
Location: Italy

Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Lets hope everything goes right with the announcement.

But on our forum we are discussing about timing, our calendars would coincide perfectly if not by the gap of the Tornado-F35A, what are UK projects about that?
by Meriv9
07 Jul 2019, 01:09
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 3922
Views: 288022
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 10628
Views: 614814
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: 1743
Views: 138090
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 1479
Views: 120020
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: 2372
Views: 153715
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: 2372
Views: 153715
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: 2372
Views: 153715
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.

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