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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 16:47
by ArmChairCivvy
military wrote:https://hushkit.net/2020/09/17/eurofigh ... omparison/

A good and trusted source... worth supporting!

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 16:48
by Ron5
military wrote:Here is RUSI analyst Justin Bronk giving a detailed comparison of the Typhoon and Rafale. The two aircraft are similar overall but there are many subtle differences.

https://hushkit.net/2020/09/17/eurofigh ... omparison/


Schoolboy level of analysis that ain't worth shit.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 17:09
by ArmChairCivvy
ArmChairCivvy wrote:
military wrote:https://hushkit.net/2020/09/17/eurofigh ... omparison/

A good and trusted source... worth supporting!


Rafale aside; find any errors/ omissions when comparing the two articles:
https://www.aerosociety.com/news/typhoo ... t-to-come/
... aside from the fact that without the investment in Tempest, the 'best' would take long to arrive... if ever at all

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 18:57
by The Armchair Soldier
More images of the black "aggressor" Typhoon:
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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 23:59
by Dahedd
Very cool. I'll hopefully be seeing that over the house from now on. They've been putting on a lovely show this week. What an amazing noise :thumbup:

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 11:15
by SD67
Is it really necessary to use a Typhoon airframe for this? We don't have that many.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 11:27
by ArmChairCivvy
SD67 wrote:Is it really necessary to use a Typhoon airframe for this? We don't have that many.

The private contract that was meant to avoid this never got v far

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 16:54
by Jensy
ArmChairCivvy wrote:
SD67 wrote:Is it really necessary to use a Typhoon airframe for this? We don't have that many.

The private contract that was meant to avoid this never got v far


Also an indicator of just how short we are of Hawks, at least with decent hours left.

Moving flight training to a contractor has hardly been a rousing success (at considerable cost too) and the fleets are all stretched to the limit.

By contrast we've got about 37 Tranche 1 Typhoons for only two QRA squadrons. There's some flexibility there.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 10:51
by NickC
Italy's state controlled Leonardo group, CEO Alessandro Profumo has been found guilty of fraud and given six year jail sentence and fine of €2.5 million, but will keep his job as CEO of Leonardo, appeal that will take years.

Found guilty of fraud in previous role as CEO of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (became CEO of Leonardo in 2017). The two previous Leonardo CEO's were convicted of bribery and negligence and a previous Chairman was investigated for corruption.

Leonardo recently awarded contract for developing the ECRS Mk2 at Crewe Toll, Edinburgh. formerly Ferranti who went bankrupt 1993. unknown if any or what percentage of work will be Italian.

From <https://www.defensenews.com/industry/2020/10/15/leonardo-ceo-found-guilty-of-fraud-in-previous-job/>

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 17:23
by 2HeadsBetter
"Profumo" - any relation?

An Italian businessman guilty of fraud. What is the world coming to?

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 18:21
by Jensy
2HeadsBetter wrote:An Italian businessman guilty of fraud. What is the world coming to?


Devil in the detail:

has been found guilty of fraud


I still remember the India VVIP Merlin contract that went so badly it led to a ban on AgustaWestland/Leo.. selling to India at all. Not sure if its been lifted yet?

Convinced that part of the whole 'Leonardo' rebranding exercise was to get away from that negative image...


P.S: To stay on topic, another rather good image of the 'Dark Typhoon':

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Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 16 Oct 2020, 22:10
by Lord Jim
NickC wrote: unknown if any or what percentage of work will be Italian.

It will probably nearly all the work of Leonardo (UK), which are the Radar specialists.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 17 Oct 2020, 14:43
by NickC
Lord Jim wrote:
NickC wrote: unknown if any or what percentage of work will be Italian.

It will probably nearly all the work of Leonardo (UK), which are the Radar specialists.


Expect you are right, but unless you have inside knowledge its an educated guess, have Leonardo allocated certain work packages to Italy at one of their 'centres of excellance', we don't know.

Would prefer certainty, US Government contracts requires detail by percentage of where money spent, sure it was driven by US pork barrel politics, but it would shed light and transparency to monitor where our politicians, civil servants and military spending our money, they much prefer operating in the dark. Also enable us to see if they are following any industrial strategy, which looks non-existant at moment, just have to look at the saga of the fleet solid support ships.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 17 Oct 2020, 15:56
by Ron5
According to DES:

The radar development programme, negotiated by DE&S’ Typhoon delivery team, will see hundreds of highly skilled jobs sustained across the UK. In addition to the 600 jobs at Leonardo’s Edinburgh’s site, there are a further 100 at Leonardo’s Luton site, 120 at BAE Systems’ site in Lancashire, 100 at BAE’s site in Dunfermline, Fife and 50 at subcontractor Meggitt in Stevenage.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 11:30
by NickC
Ron5 wrote:According to DES:

The radar development programme, negotiated by DE&S’ Typhoon delivery team, will see hundreds of highly skilled jobs sustained across the UK. In addition to the 600 jobs at Leonardo’s Edinburgh’s site, there are a further 100 at Leonardo’s Luton site, 120 at BAE Systems’ site in Lancashire, 100 at BAE’s site in Dunfermline, Fife and 50 at subcontractor Meggitt in Stevenage.


Thx for info, that's approx 900 jobs supported by ~£300 million contract, on which UK spend the Government will receive back ~40% in taxes. The RAF £3 billion contract (ten times the size of the ECRS Mk2) placed with Boeing for the P8's will create near zero UK jobs and zero tax as will the £1.5 billion for the Boeing Wedgetail if not cancelled.

Understand at times you have to source foreign kit as no UK equivalent, but industry should be a much higher priority both in build and offset arrangements in any negotiations, will not be easy, but funding for industry must be a much higher priority in MoD for obvious reasons, you just have to look across the pond where US Buy American Act being updated and imposing even tighter restrictions on any foreign content.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 11:36
by Timmymagic
NickC wrote:Expect you are right, but unless you have inside knowledge its an educated guess, have Leonardo allocated certain work packages to Italy at one of their 'centres of excellance', we don't know.


All of Leonardo's top end radar expertise is in the Leonardo UK arm. There is a 'chinese wall' between that part and the rest of Leonardo (similar to how BAE operates with its UK and US operations).

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 11:39
by ArmChairCivvy
NickC wrote:offset arrangements
could come back
... wait and see for the EU settlement. They were banned to promote x-Europe scale for arms manufacturers and provide help to achieve the scale necessary as a springboard for global competitiveness
- missiles industry has made the transformation; can anyone think of other cases?

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 17:45
by Ron5
And the UK supplies up to 15% of each F-35 made, the value of which dwarfs the cost of the F-35B's the UK has bought.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 18:23
by ArmChairCivvy
Didn't Donald just say that he will bring it back home... all of it?
- a nice way to have a sovereign capability (I mean: more like, not to have it in the long run)

Perhaps we can soon forget about what he says, no?

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 21:25
by Ron5
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Didn't Donald just say that he will bring it back home... all of it?
- a nice way to have a sovereign capability (I mean: more like, not to have it in the long run)

Perhaps we can soon forget about what he says, no?


I don't think any UK F-35 contracts have been cancelled during the 4 years Donald has been president, despite the UK reneging on its commitment to buy 138 aircraft. So methinks you are talking out ya ass!

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 21:33
by SW1
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Didn't Donald just say that he will bring it back home... all of it?
- a nice way to have a sovereign capability (I mean: more like, not to have it in the long run)

Perhaps we can soon forget about what he says, no?


Did started pulling some engineering contracts back to Texas in May under the cover of Covid.

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 18 Oct 2020, 22:41
by Scimitar54
Reneged ? When ?
I believe that we NEED 111 just for our QEC Carriers, OCU and deep maintenance/attrition reserve. I do not buy the notion that four front line squadrons will suffice. I believe that five (x12) is the required number of Squadrons, plus an OCU Squadron. That leaves, 18 x front line aircraft for non Carrier related (RAF) tasks. 2 x squadrons of 9 plus 9 to be added to the maintenance/attrition reserve.
138 is the minimum, unless the RAF would prefer to wait for 18 X front line Tempest! :mrgreen:

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 00:50
by Ron5
SW1 wrote:
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Didn't Donald just say that he will bring it back home... all of it?
- a nice way to have a sovereign capability (I mean: more like, not to have it in the long run)

Perhaps we can soon forget about what he says, no?


Did started pulling some engineering contracts back to Texas in May under the cover of Covid.


Which ones and for how much?

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 00:51
by Ron5
Scimitar54 wrote:Reneged ? When ?
I believe that we NEED 111 just for our QEC Carriers, OCU and deep maintenance/attrition reserve. I do not buy the notion that four front line squadrons will suffice. I believe that five (x12) is the required number of Squadrons, plus an OCU Squadron. That leaves, 18 x front line aircraft for non Carrier related (RAF) tasks. 2 x squadrons of 9 plus 9 to be added to the maintenance/attrition reserve.
138 is the minimum, unless the RAF would prefer to wait for 18 X front line Tempest! :mrgreen:


How many have the UK actually contracted for and in how many years?

Re: Eurofighter Typhoon (RAF)

Posted: 19 Oct 2020, 01:54
by ArmChairCivvy
Ron5 wrote:methinks you are talking out ya ass!


If you could read (sounds familiar, no :D ) what I said: I said he said; not did
- now here's some reading material for you... take your time

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