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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby shark bait » 21 Oct 2019, 10:00

SW1 wrote:Cheap and expendable is what it’s all about

That's exactly what it needs to be. The whole of NATO will benefit having some aircraft it can afford to loose, that will be the best thing drones do for us.
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby Tempest414 » 22 Oct 2019, 09:22

with NATO's commitment to having 30 squadron ready at anytime it would be a big step to have another 30 squadrons of something like this able to carry 4 or so hellfire or Brimstone or even LMM able to carry out armed re-con

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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby ArmChairCivvy » 22 Oct 2019, 09:37

Tempest414 wrote: would be a big step to have another 30 squadrons of something like this able to carry 4 or so hellfire or Brimstone or even LMM able to carry out armed re-con

Agree; NATO AFs are 'overconcentrated' on interdiction and there are too few assets for CAS to be available where and when needed.
- helicopters were meant to do this, but they have turned out to be too vulnerable and/or expensive

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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby shark bait » 23 Oct 2019, 07:52

Then its about time the army got into the ground based precision fires game.
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby Gabriele » 23 Oct 2019, 10:24

Which is what the US Army is putting absolute top priority on.

The British Army is, instead, putting priority on the idea that if you disperse 38 tons wheeled APCs armed like SAXONs in tiny platoon groups, you are going to put the enemy in an existential crisis...
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby Timmymagic » 04 Nov 2019, 09:28

FCAS Update from RAeS.

Doesn't seem all is happy in FCAS world...
It's not unexpected as there will be some jockeying for position at the start of a multinational programme, whats important is how long that 'jockeying' goes on for and the compromises reached. Can't blame the Spanish to be honest, but's its obviously narked Airbus somewhat...







Sounds like the approach that the Japanese used with X2



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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Postby Timmymagic » 05 Nov 2019, 10:36

Another FCAS development - Looks like Germany has themselves a Replica..non-flying, used for development. Been around for 10 years apparently.






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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

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